Glossary

Bioreceptor A biological recognition element, such as antibody, DNA, enzyme, etc., used to bind selectively to a target analyte compound.

Biosensor A measurement system that consists of a probe with a bioreceptor, and a transducer.

Nanobiosensor Biosensor having nanoscale-dimension probe.

Near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) Microscopy technique using scanning probe providing sub-wavelength spatial resolution.

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) Enhanced Raman scattering of compounds adsorbed on nanostructures metallic materials.

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