A capacitive biosensor based on an interdigitated electrode (IDE) with nanoislands was developed for label-free detection of antigen-antibody interactions. To enable sensitive capacitive detection of protein adsorption, the nanoislands were fabricated between finger electrodes of the IDE. The effect of the nanoislands on the sensitive capacitive measurement was estimated using horseradish peroxidase (HRP) as a model protein. Additionally, a parylene-A film was coated on the IDE with nanoislands to improve the efficiency of protein immobilization. By using HRP and hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) as model analytes, the effect of the parylene-A film on the capacitive detection of protein adsorption was demonstrated.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea ( 2013-056267 , 2013-056331 , 2013-054339 and 2013R1A1A2065723 ).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry