Integration of gold-sputtered electrofluidic paper on wire-included analytical platforms for glucose biosensing.

Author(s) Núnez-Bajo, E.; Blanco-López, C.; Costa-García, A.; Fernández-Abedul, T.
Journal Biosens Bioelectron
Date Published 2017 May 15
Abstract

This work describes the fabrication and evaluation of an electroanalytical paper-based platform based on the combination of both, reusable and disposable materials in order to generate simple, versatile and low-cost microfluidic devices. With this aim, a holder containing metal wires that act as reusable reference and counter electrodes has been developed. The gold-sputtered paper electrode is disposable and easily interchangeable, meanwhile the platform that includes reference and counter electrodes can be reused. The detection zone in the paper is delimited by drawing a hydrophobic line with an inexpensive permanent marker. The effect of experimental variables such as adding solutions through the face where the gold was sputtered (upwards) or through the opposite one (downwards) as well as of other working parameters were studied by cyclic and differential pulse voltammetry with potassium ferrocyanide as a common redox probe and indicator species for enzymatic, immune and DNA biosensing. Enzymatic determination of glucose in real food samples prove the feasibility of the developed system for the construction of electrochemical biosensors.

DOI 10.1016/j.bios.2017.01.029
ISSN 1873-4235
Citation Núnez-Bajo E, M Blanco-López C, Costa-García A, M Fernández-Abedul T. Integration of gold-sputtered electrofluidic paper on wire-included analytical platforms for glucose biosensing. Biosens Bioelectron. 2017;91:824-832.

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