Capacitive biosensors and molecularly imprinted electrodes

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Capacitive biosensors belong to the group of affinity biosensors that operate by registering direct binding between the sensor surface and the target molecule. This type of biosensors measures the changes in dielectric properties and/or thickness of the dielectric layer at the electrolyte/electrode interface. Capacitive biosensors have so far been successfully used for detection of proteins, nucleotides, heavy metals, saccharides, small organic molecules and microbial cells. In recent years, the microcontact imprinting method has been used to create very sensitive and selective biorecognition cavities on surfaces of capacitive electrodes. This chapter summarizes the principle and different applications of capacitive biosensors with an emphasis on microcontact imprinting method with its recent capacitive biosensor applications.


External organisations
  • CapSenze Biosystems AB
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Bioprocess Technology


  • Affinity biosensors, Capacitive biosensors, Microcontact imprinting
Original languageEnglish
Article number390
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 17
Publication categoryResearch