Fiber-optic based cell sensors

Evgeni Eltzov, Robert S. Marks

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28 Scopus citations


Different whole cell fiber optic based biosensors have been developed to detect the total effect of a wide range of environmental pollutants, providing results within a very short period. These biosensors are usually built from three major components, the biorecognition element (whole-cells) intimately attached to a transducer (optic fiber) using a variety of techniques (adsorption, covalent binding, polymer trapping, etc). Even with a great progress in the field of biosensors, there is still a serious lack of commercial applications, capable of competing with traditional analytical tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
EditorsT. Scheper
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 19 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
ISSN (Print)0724-6145


  • bioluminescence
  • bioreporter
  • fiber optic biosensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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