Biosensors in medicine, a proactive technology assessment

Joergensen T
Record ID 31996008349
Authors' objectives:

To assess the use and implications of future biosensors in health care.

Authors' results and conclusions: Biosensors seem to be an emerging technology with a great deal of potential. According to scientists in the field, virtually any chemical or biological substrate of medical interest could be detected by a suitable biosensor. However, so far only about twenty different biosensors are commercially available for medical application. These are mainly sensors for glucose measurement. The report estimates extent of future uses of biosensors in some areas of medicine, and describe the organizational, economic and other consequences hereof.
Authors' recommendations: More research should be done on biosensors. Other output or dissemination activity: Impact not evaluated.
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 1990
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Denmark
MeSH Terms
  • Biosensing Techniques
  • Glucose
Organisation Name: Danish Institute for Health Services Research
Contact Address: DSI, PO Box 2595, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark Tel: +45 35 29 8400; Fax: +45 35 29 8499
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Copyright: Danish Institute for Health Services Research (DSI)
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