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Inkjet printing for biosensor fabrication: combining chemistry and technology for advanced manufacturing

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Inkjet printing is emerging at the forefront of biosensor fabrication technologies. Parallel advances in both ink chemistry and printers have led to a biosensor manufacturing approach that is simple, rapid, flexible, high resolution, low cost, efficient for mass production, and extends the capabilities of devices beyond other manufacturing technologies. Here we review for the first time the factors behind successful inkjet biosensor fabrication, including printers, inks, patterning methods, and matrix types. We discuss technical considerations that are important when moving beyond theoretical knowledge to practical implementation. We also highlight significant advances in biosensor functionality that have been realised through inkjet printing. Finally, we consider future possibilities for biosensors enabled by this novel combination of chemistry and technology.

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Submitted
26 Feb 2015
Accepted
24 Apr 2015
First published
28 Apr 2015

Lab Chip, 2015,15, 2538-2558
Article type
Critical Review
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Inkjet printing for biosensor fabrication: combining chemistry and technology for advanced manufacturing

J. Li, F. Rossignol and J. Macdonald, Lab Chip, 2015, 15, 2538
DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00235D

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