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Novel immobilization techniques in the fabrication of efficient electrochemical biosensors
Author(s): Shridhara Alva; Kenneth A. Marx; Lynne A. Samuelson; Jayant Kumar; Sukant K. Tripathy; David L. Kaplan
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Paper Abstract

The development of enzyme electrodes plays a major role in the performance of an electrochemical biosensor. In this paper, we describe two generic methods for efficient immobilization of enzymes or biomolecules at the electrode surface. These methods are based on physical entrapment of the enzymes during biochemical polymerization of phenols and electrochemical copolymerization of aromatic diamines with enzymes that are covalently coupled to the monomer. Both of these techniques have proven to be chemically mild and provide efficient polymer matrices for the fabrication of enzyme electrodes. Enzymes including horseradish peroxidase, alkaline phosphatase and glucose oxidase have been immobilized in these polymeric matrices and used for electrochemical as well as colorimetric detection of various substrates. Response times of the order of 5 - 10 seconds and sensitivities of the order of mM have been achieved with these electrodes. The use of these immobilization techniques towards the development of microelectrode arrays for multianalyte sensors is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2716, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Materials Technologies and Biomimetics, (9 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.232136
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Shridhara Alva, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell and U.S. Army Natick Research, Development & Engineering Ctr (United States)
Kenneth A. Marx, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell and U.S. Army Natick Research, Development & Engineering Ctr (United States)
Lynne A. Samuelson, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell and U.S. Army Natick Research, Development & Engineering Ctr (United States)
Jayant Kumar, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell and U.S. Army Natick Research, Development & Engineering Ctr (United States)
Sukant K. Tripathy, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell and U.S. Army Natick Research, Development & Engineering Ctr (United States)
David L. Kaplan, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell and U.S. Army Natick Research, Development & Engineering Ctr (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2716:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Materials Technologies and Biomimetics
Andrew Crowson, Editor(s)

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