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Microfluidic Electrochemical Biosensors: Fabrication and Applications

  • Sandrine Miserere
  • Arben MerkoçiEmail author
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Abstract

A biosensor is generally defined as an analytical device which converts a biological response into a quantifiable and processable signal (Christopher R. Lowe 1984). It consists of bio-recognition systems (enzymes, DNA, proteins, cells, etc.), immobilized onto the surface of a transducer (electrochemical, optical, mass and thermal for the most common). Specific interactions between the target (analyte) and the complementary bio-recognition layer produce a physico-chemical change, which is detected and may be measured by the transducer. This specific interaction leads to very selective and specific sensors.

Keywords

Capture Probe Inkjet Printing Screen Printing Electrochemical Biosensor Microfluidic Platform 
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Acknowledgment

This work was supported by MICINN project MAT2011-25870 and E.U. through FP7 “NADINE” project (contract number 246513).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group, Catalan Institute of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (ICN2)Autonomous University of BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  2. 2.Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)BarcelonaSpain

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