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Laser induced forward transfer technique for the immobilization of biomaterials in biosensors applications (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Symeon Papazoglou; Marianeza Chatzipetrou; Maria Massaouti; Ioanna Zergioti

Paper Abstract

Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) is a direct write technique, able to create micropatterns of biomaterials on sensing devices. In this conference we will present a new approach using LIFT for the printing and direct immobilization of biomaterials on a great variety of surfaces, for bio-sensor applications. The basic requirement for the fabrication of a biosensor is to stabilize a biomaterial that brings the physicochemical changes in close proximity to a transducer. In this direction, several immobilization methods such as covalent binding and crosslinking have been implemented. The presence of the additional functionalization steps in the biosensors fabrication, is among the main disadvantages of chemical immobilization methods. Our approach employs the LIFT technique for the direct immobilization of biomaterials, either by physical adsorption or by covalent bonding of the biomaterials. The physical adsorption of the biomaterials, occurs on hydrophobic or super-hydrophobic surfaces, due to the transition of the wetting properties of the surfaces upon the impact of the biomaterials with high velocity. The unique characteristic of LIFT technique to create high speed liquid jets, leads to the penetration of the biomaterial in the micro/nano roughness of the surface, resulting in their direct immobilization, without the need of any chemical functionalization layers. Moreover, we will also present the direct immobilization of biomaterials on Screen Printed Electrodes, for enzymatic biosensors, with a limit of detection (LOD) for catechol at 150 nM, and protein biosensors, used for the detection of herbicides, with an LOD of 8-10 nM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10061, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XV, 1006106 (19 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2250841
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Symeon Papazoglou, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Marianeza Chatzipetrou, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Maria Massaouti, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Ioanna Zergioti, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10061:
Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XV
Bonnie L. Gray; Holger Becker, Editor(s)

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