Fausto Lucarelli

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Genosensor technology relying on the use of carbon and gold electrodes is reviewed. The key steps of each analytical procedure, namely DNA-probe immobilisation, hybridisation, labelling and electrochemical investigation of the surface, are discussed in detail with separate sections devoted to label-free and newly emerging magnetic assays. Special emphasis(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this work was to determine the clinical accuracy of GlucoMen®Day, a new microdialysis-based continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) from A. Menarini Diagnostics (Florence, Italy). Accuracy evaluation was performed using continuous glucose-error grid analysis (CG-EGA), as recommended by the Performance Metrics for Continuous(More)
An electrochemical low-density DNA-array has been designed and implemented to be used in combination with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in order to investigate the presence of hazelnut major allergens (Cor a 1.04, Cor a 1.03) in foodstuff. Unmodified PCR products were captured at the sensor interface via sandwich hybridization with surface-tethered probes(More)
The addition to the carbon ink, a major component of a screen-printed electrode (SPE), of an aliquot (10%) of Prussian Blue (PB)-modified glassy carbon (PB-GC) particles, resulted in an interference free “ready to use” amperometric H2O2 sensor (Vapp = −50 mV) with a LOD of 3 × 10−7 mol/l and a sensitivity of 135 mA (mol l−1 cm2). A storage stability of up(More)
Point-of-care (POC) testing devices for monitoring glucose and ketones can play a key role in the management of dysglycemia in hospitalized diabetes patients. The accuracy of glucose devices can be influenced by biochemical changes that commonly occur in critically ill hospital patients and by the medication prescribed. Little is known about the influence(More)
The application of a disposable electrochemical DNA biosensor to wastewater samples is reported. The DNA biosensor is assembled by immobilising double-stranded calf thymus DNA on the surface of a disposable, carbon screen-printed electrode (SPE). The oxidation signal of the guanine base, obtained by a square wave voltammetric scan, is used as analytical(More)
This paper describes the optimisation and the analytical performances of an enzyme-based electrochemical genosensor, developed using disposable oligonucleotide-modified screen-printed gold electrodes. The immobilisation of a thiol-tethered probe was qualitatively investigated by means of faradic impedance spectroscopy. Impedance spectra confirmed that the(More)
Applications of a disposable electrochemical DNA biosensor to standard solutions and to real samples are reported. The DNA biosensor is assembled by immobilising the double stranded calf thymus DNA on the surface of a disposable carbon screen-printed electrode. The immobilised ds-DNA interacts with the sample for 2 min; then is washed and immersed in a(More)
This study was aimed at finding a Doppler parameter to distinguish, among medical nephropathies, the ones with glomerular from those with vascular or tubulointerstitial involvement. Therefore, 32 patients (20 men and 10 women, average age: 43 years, range: 10-77 years) with clinical and laboratory signs of medical renal disease were examined with(More)
DNA biosensors (or genosensors) are analytical devices that result from the integration of a sequence-specific probe and a signal transducer. Among other techniques, electrochemical and piezoelectric methods have recently emerged as the most attractive due to their simplicity, low instrumentation costs, possibility for real-time and label-free detection and(More)