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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.2 February 2008

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.2, February 2008

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3  Recently Published Sensors Books

4.   IFSA is a Media Sponsor of Sensor Exhibition & Conference 2008

5.   BIOMEMS: How Microsystems and Semiconductor Industries make money out of the Life Science market ?

6.   Subscribtion

7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal Vol. 88, No. 2, February 2008


Research Articles:


1. Confocal Microscopy of Bioconjugated Carbon Nanotubes for Biosensor Applications

    Kasif Teker, pp.1-8

   [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


2. A Portable Light-Excitation Equipped Bio-Amperometer for Electrogenic Biomaterials to Support

    the Technical Development of Most Biosensors

    Arianna Tibuzzi, Gianni Pezzotti, Teresa Lavecchia, Giuseppina Rea, Maria Teresa Giardi, pp.9-20

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


3. Development of a Fiber-Optic Capillary Evanescent Wave Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor

    Brian K. Keller, Olga Shulga, Christopher P. Palmer, Michael D. Degrandpre, pp.21-30

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


4. Improving Probe Immobilization for Label-Free Capacitive Detection of DNA Hybridization

    on Microfabricated Gold Electrodes

    Sandro Carrara, Vijayender Kumar Bhalla, Claudio Stagni, Luca Benini, Bruno Riccò, Bruno Samorì, pp.31-39

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


5. Comparative Study of Irradiated and Annealed ZnO Thin Films for Room Temperature Ammonia

    Gas Sensing

    Abhijeet Kshirsagar, Jagdish Deshande, D. K. Avasthi,  T. M. Bhave, S. A. Gangal, pp.40-46

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


6. Glutathione Modified Gold Piezoelectric and Voltammetric Sensors for Determination of Mercury

    in a Wide Concentration Range

    Maria Hepel, Julia Dallas, Mark D. Noble, pp.47-58

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


7. A Dew Point Meter Comprising a Nanoporous Thin Film Alumina Humidity Sensor with a Linearizing

    Capacitance Measuring Electronics

    Dilip Kumar Ghara, Debdulal Saha and Kamalendu Sengupta, pp.59-65

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


8. Solid-State Conductivity of Sucrose and its Applications as Humidity and Temperature Sensors

    A. K. Yadav, B. C. Yadav, Kaman Singh, pp.66-73

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


9. Sensing Behavior of Sr and Bi Doped LaCoO3 Sensors

    G. N. Chaudhary, M. J. Pawar, pp.74-78

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]



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Bullet New Published Sensors Books


Modern Sensors Handbook

by Pavel Ripka, Alois Tipek


Ultra-Low Energy Wireless Sensor Networks in Practice:

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Mikko Kohvakka, Jukka Suhonen, Panu Hämäläinen,

Marko Hännikäinen, Timo D. Hamalainen


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Publisher: ISTE Publishing Company

Hardcove: 640 pages

Pubdate: 4 February, 2008

ISBN: 1905209665


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Publisher: Wiley

Hardcove: 396 pages

Pubdate: 15 February 2008

ISBN: 0470057866


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Bullet BIOMEMS: How Microsystems and Semiconductor Industries

     Make Money out of the Life Science Market ?


Microsystems technologies are changing the Life Sciences industry. New in-vitro diagnostic systems, new therapy strategies, genetic disease treatment, targeted and intelligent drug delivery, artificial pancreas, drug discovery processes… are healthcare improvements promised to future generations, enabled by semiconductor and MEMS technologies. The Life Sciences industry already faces critical challenges in addressing this expected market.


To take part in this innovation process, it is very important to understand the technology and industrial trends by having a good knowledge of currently used technologies, their limits and advantages, their applications and the way the Life Sciences industry currently works. Indeed, Life Science is a broad field including industries like drug discovery, in-vitro diagnostics, medical devices, instrumentation… In the same way, the market is segmented by applications, technologies and specific medical use.

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  • Understand the main MEMS and Semiconductor success stories in the Life Science market



Frédéric Breussin

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E-mail: jourdan@yole.fr


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