The negative epoxy-based SU-8 photoresist has a wide variety of applications within the semiconductor industry, photonics and lab-on-a-chip devices, and it is emerging as an alternative to silicon-based devices for sensing purposes. In the present work, biotinylation of the SU-8 polymer surface promoted by light is reported. As a result, a novel, effective, and low-cost material, focusing on the immobilization of bioreceptors and consequent biosensing, is developed. This material allows the spatial discrimination depending on the irradiation of desired areas. The most salient feature is that the photobiotin may be directly incorporated into the SU-8 curing process, consequently reducing time and cost. The potential use of this substrate is demonstrated by the immunoanalytical detection of the synthetic steroid gestrinone, showing excellent performances. Moreover, the naked eye biodetection due to the transparent SU-8 substrate, and simple instrumental quantification are additional advantages.
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