Electrochemical immunosensing chip using selective surface modification, capillary-driven microfluidic control, and signal amplification by redox cycling

Byung Kwon Kim, Sang Youn Yang, Md Abdul Aziz, Kyungmin Jo, Daekyung Sung, Sangyong Jon, Han Young Woo, Haesik Yang

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A sensitive electrochemical immunosensing chip is presented by employing (i) selective modification of protein-resistant surfaces; (ii) fabrication of a stable Ag/AgCl reference electrode; (iii) capillary-driven microfluidic control; (iv) signal amplification by redox cycling along with enzymatic reaction. Purely capillary-driven microfluidic control is combined with electrochemical sandwich-type immunosensing procedure. Selective modification of the surfaces is achieved by chemical reactivity-controlled patterning and electrochemical deposition. Fluidic control of the immunosensing chip is achieved by spontaneous capillary-driven flows and passive washing. The detection limit for mouse IgG in the immunosensing chip is 10 pg/mL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2235-2244
Number of pages10
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Ag/AgCl reference electrode
  • Immunosensor
  • Microfluidic control
  • Nonspecific binding
  • Passive washing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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