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Carbon materials based on screen-printing electrochemical platforms in biosensing applications

Screen-printing electrochemical platforms are strongly emerging in research areas like environmental science, food industry and biomedical sectors, allowing electrochemical sensors and biosensors to be largely introduced in the market. Electrochemical (bio)sensors based on screen-printed devices are now in a relevant position for competing against conventional analytical technologies, justified mainly by the chances of mass and low cost production, low time consuming, in situ and ex situ monitoring, high sensitivity and reproducibility, and high stability. Screen-printed electrochemical (SPE) platforms are mostly based on carbon materials in which the nature, structural and physicochemical properties of the carbonaceous materials have paid significant attention to the performance of the electrochemical (bio)sensors and how biomolecules (enzymes, redox proteins, or antibodies) and carbonaceous structures can be easily assembled for obtaining biological or chemical sensors. In this regard, this chapter deals with a general description of the synthesis and characterizations of carbon materials used in screen-printing electrochemical platforms, depiction of inks formulations and preparation of screen printing electrodes for biosensing applications. A wide variety of carbonaceous electrodes are presented, making emphasis on the physicochemical and electrochemical characterization and their main applications in biosensing fields such as biomedical and clinical sectors, environmental sciences and food chemistry.

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19 Nov 2015
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SPR - Electrochemistry