Trends in Biological Detection

  • Per JonssonEmail author
  • Torbjörn Tjärnhage
Part of the Integrated Analytical Systems book series (ANASYS)


This chapter shortly summarizes some highlights from the development of modern biodetectors and looks forward in what directions the development is going. The initial expectations may have settled to a more realistic level and biodetectors are now finding their role in different military and security applications. Also biodetectors originally developed for military or security applications are being used in different environmental, medical, industrial and pure scientific applications. Comparison of different detector characteristics and their functioning in a certain application have become more important and methods to test and evaluate biodetectors are now under harmonization and standardization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Sensor and EW SystemsFOI—Swedish Defence Research AgencyLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Division of CBRN Defence and SecurityFOI—Swedish Defence Research AgencyUmeåSweden

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