Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 372, Issue 5, pp 664–682

Fiber-optic biosensors – an overview

  • María Marazuela
  • María Moreno-Bondi

DOI: 10.1007/s00216-002-1235-9

Cite this article as:
Marazuela, M. & Moreno-Bondi, M. Anal Bioanal Chem (2002) 372: 664. doi:10.1007/s00216-002-1235-9


This article reviews progress and developments during the past five years in the field of optical fiber biosensors. Because of the expense and time constraints associated with modern laboratory analysis, there is a growing need for real-time, low-cost technology that can be used industrially, environmentally, and clinically, and to monitor food processing. Miniaturization, integrated systems, and multianalyte determination have become key aspects of sensor development and efforts in this direction will also be discussed, with some pointers to likely directions of future research in the area. The review will provide information about the analytical characteristics and applications of fiber-optic biosensors classified depending on the biorecognition element employed – enzymes, whole cells, antibodies, nucleic acids, and biomimetic polymers.

Biosensor Optical sensors Fiber-optic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Marazuela
    • 1
  • María Moreno-Bondi
    • 1
  1. 1.Optical Sensors Group, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 MadridSpain

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