Tag Archives: MEMS

Recent Development of Micromachined Biosensors

Abstract The aim of this paper is to provide a panoramic view of recent advancements for the micromachined biosensors. In terms of different sensing principles, three categories of biosensors that have attracted much attention in recent decade are reviewed, which are electrochemical biosensors, microcantilever biosensors, and dielectric spectroscopic biosensors. Each type of biosensors has certain [...]

A living cell-based biosensor utilizing G-protein coupled receptors: Principles and detection methods

Abstract This study explores the feasibility of using a bullfrog fibroblast cell line (FT cells) expressing protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) as the basis for a living cell-based biosensor. We have fabricated gold microelectrode arrays on a silicon dioxide substrate that supports long term, robust growth of the cells at room temperature and under ambient atmospheric [...]

Micro- and nanotechnologies for intelligent and responsive biomaterial-based medical systems

Abstract …Combination of micro- and nano-fabricated systems with intelligent biomaterials that have the ability to sense and respond is a promising avenue for the development of better diagnostic and therapeutic medical systems. Micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMs and NEMs) are now becoming a family of potentially powerful new technologies for drug delivery, diagnostic tools, and [...]