Reference : Biosensors in Forensic Sciences
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Entomology & pest control
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/65799
Biosensors in Forensic Sciences
English
[fr] Les biosenseurs en sciences forensique
Frederickx, Christine [Université de Liège - ULg > Sciences agronomiques > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Verheggen, François mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Sciences agronomiques > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Haubruge, Eric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services administratifs généraux > Vice-Recteur de Gembloux Agro Bio Tech - Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Sep-2011
Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE]
Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux
15
3
449-458
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1370-6233
Gembloux
Belgique
[en] biological sensors ; cadavers ; drugs
[en] A biosensor is a device that uses biological materials to monitor the presence of specific chemicals in an area. Traditional methods of volatile detection used by the law enforcement agencies and rescue teams consist in the canine olfaction. This concept of using dogs to detect specific substances is quite old. However, dogs have some limitations such as cost of training, time of conditioning. Thus, the possibility of using other organisms as biosensors including rats, dolphins, honeybees, parasitic wasps in detection of explosives, narcotics and cadavers has been developed. But, insects have several advantages unshared by mammalians. Insects are very sensitive, cheap to produce and can be conditioned with impressive speed for a specific chemical-detection task. Moreover, insects might be a preferred sensing method in scenarios that are deemed too dangerous to use mammalian. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the biosensors used in forensic sciences
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/65799

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