Microcontact-BSA imprinted capacitive biosensor for real-time, sensitive and selective detection of BSA

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An analytical method is presented, combining novel microcontact imprinting technique and capacitive biosensor technology for the detection of BSA. Glass cover slips were used for preparation of protein stamps. The microcontact-BSA imprinted gold electrodes were prepared in the presence of methacrylic acid (MAA) and poly-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (PEGDMA) as the cross-linker by bringing the protein stamp and the gold electrode into contact under UV-polymerization. Real-time BSA detection studies were performed in the concentration range of 1.0 × 10-20-1.0 × 10-8 M with a limit of detection (LOD) of 1.0 × 10-19 M. Cross-reactivity towards HSA and IgG were 5 and 3%, respectively. The electrodes were used for >70 assays during 2 months and retained their binding properties during all that time. The NIP (non-imprinted) electrode was used as a reference. The microcontact imprinting technology combined with the biosensor applications is a promising technology for future applications.


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  • Analytical Chemistry


  • Journal Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-72
Number of pages8
JournalBiotechnology Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch