Integrating recognition elements with nanomaterials for bacteria sensing

Chem Soc Rev. 2017 Mar 6;46(5):1272-1283. doi: 10.1039/c6cs00313c.


Pathogenic bacterial contamination is a major threat to human health and safety. In this review, we summarize recent strategies for the integration of recognition elements with nanomaterials for the detection and sensing of pathogenic bacteria. Nanoprobes can provide sensitive and specific detection of bacterial cells, which can be applied across multiple applications and industries.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / isolation & purification*
  • Biosensing Techniques*
  • Humans
  • Nanostructures / chemistry*