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Bioinspired superwettable micropatterns for biosensing

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The bioinspired micropatterns exhibit outstanding capacity in controlling and patterning microdroplets, which have offered new functionalities and possibilities towards a wide variety of emerging biological and biomedical applications. By taking the advantages of the microdroplet anchoring ability, enrichment ability, and the accessibility of such bioinspired micropatterns, the selected topic mainly focuses on the important aspects related to (super)wettable surfaces and their emerging sensing applications (DNA, miRNA, proteins, etc.) by combining them with multiple signal output approaches (fluorescence, colorimetric, SERS, electrochemical, etc.). In the end, we also provide a personal perspective on the future development, and address the remaining challenges in the commercialization of (super)wettable micropatterns towards biosensing.

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The article was received on 25 Dec 2018 and first published on 16 May 2019

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00915E
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2019,48, 3153-3165

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    Bioinspired superwettable micropatterns for biosensing

    T. Xu, L. Xu, X. Zhang and S. Wang, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2019, 48, 3153
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00915E

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