Microfluidic opportunities in printed electrolyte-gated transistor biosensors

Kevin D. Dorfman, Demetra Z. Adrahtas, Mathew S. Thomas, C. Daniel Frisbie

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Printed electrolyte-gated transistors (EGTs) are an emerging biosensor platform that leverage the facile fabrication engendered by printed electronics with the low voltage operation enabled by ion gel dielectrics. The resulting label-free, nonoptical sensors have high gain and provide sensing operations that can be challenging for conventional chemical field effect transistor architectures. After providing an overview of EGT device fabrication and operation, we highlight opportunities for microfluidic enhancement of EGT sensor performance via multiplexing, sample preconcentration, and improved transport to the sensor surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number011301
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Michael H. Baker Family Foundation. Demetra Z. Adrahtas was supported by a Biotechnology Training (Grant No. NIH T32GM008347).

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