Medical and biological sensors: a technical and commercial review

James P. Smith (Associate Editor, Sensor Review)

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Publication date: 1 December 2005



Describes the history and development of biosensors and their commercial application.


Provides background information on different forms of biosensors and how they can be brought to market. This review is edited from a very detailed market research report “Medical and Biological Sensor and Sensor Systems: markets, applications and competitors worldwide”.


Finds that the commercial potential for biosensors is very large and is expected to reach US$ 2.3 billion worldwide in 2005.


The full market research report provides a detailed insight into biosensors and how they are made and the various application areas, together with discussion regarding a large number of vendor and research companies.



Smith, J. (2005), "Medical and biological sensors: a technical and commercial review", Sensor Review, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 241-245.

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