Synthetic Biology Based Biosensors and the Emerging Governance Issues
Pooja Bhatia and Archana Chugh*
Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
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- Archana Chugh
Kusuma School of Biological Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
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Received date: September 19, 2013; Accepted date: November 18, 2013; Published date: November 21, 2013
Citation: Bhatia P, Chugh A (2013) Synthetic Biology Based Biosensors and the Emerging Governance Issues. Curr Synthetic Sys Biol 1:108. doi: 10.4172/2332-0737.1000108
Copyright: © 2013 Bhatia P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Synthetic biology is a nascent field of applied science that has found applications in diverse areas such as healthcare, energy, agriculture, food additives and industrial chemicals. Its market is estimated to grow to a value of $4.5 billion in 2015. The role of synthetic biology for development of biosensors for biomedical application and its related governance issues have been considered in the present review. The recent developments in the synthetic biology based biosensors as well as critical factors such as biosafety, standardization and proprietary rights for its socio-economic acceptance have been discussed. Scrutiny of such issues aims to understand the different parameters that can stimulate the growth as well as success of synthetic biology derived biosensors and minimise the associated risk.