Sven Ingebrandt

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Microelectronic-based biosensors that allow noninvasive measurement of cell activity are in the focus of current developments, however, the mechanisms underlying the cell-transistor coupling are not completely understood. In particular, characteristic properties of the extracellular voltage response such as the waveform and amplitude are not satisfactorily(More)
The labelfree detection of nucleic acid sequences is one of the modern attempts to develop quick, cheap and miniaturised hand-held devices for the future genetic testing in biotechnology and medical diagnostics. We present an approach to detect the hybridisation of DNA sequences using electrolyte-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (EOSFETs) with(More)
Tethered membranes have been proven during recent years to be a powerful and flexible biomimetic platform. We reported in a previous article on the design of a new architecture based on the self-assembly of a thiolipid on ultrasmooth gold substrates, which shows extremely good electrical sealing properties as well as functionality of a bilayer membrane.(More)
An emerging number of micro- and nanoelectronics-based biosensors have been developed for non-invasive recordings of physiological cellular activity. The interface between the biological system and the electronic devices strongly influences the signal transfer between these systems. Little is known about the nanoscopic structure of the cell-sensor interface(More)
We present the first in vitro extracellular stimulation of individual neurons from dissociated cultures with iridium oxide (IrO(x)) electrodes. Microelectrode arrays with sputtered IrO(x) films (SIROF) were developed for electrophysiological investigations with electrogenic cells. The microelectrodes were characterized with scanning electron and atomic(More)
To determine whether changes in membrane potential affect the extent of mast cell degranulation, compound 48/80 was added to rat peritoneal mast cell suspensions in the absence or presence of potassium channel openers (KCOs). Changes were compared between the field potential (FP) and the amount of histamine released. The results demonstrated that (i) the(More)
The integration of living cells together with silicon field-effect devices challenges a new generation of biosensors and bioelectronic devices. Cells are representing highly organised complex systems, optimised by millions of years of evolution and offering a broad spectrum of bioanalytical receptor "tools" such as enzymes, nucleic acids proteins, etc.(More)
An extracellular recording system has been designed for the detection of electrical cell signals using p-channel or n-channel field-effect transistor (FET) arrays with non-metallized gates. Signals from rat heart muscle cell were recorded by these devices and the results described on the basis of an equivalent circuit. This technique is sensitive enough to(More)
The use of field effect transistors (FETs) in biomedical research has been in rapid progression in recent years. The present study aims to demonstrate a quantitative use of these devices in pharmacological bioassays. FETs were made as a 4 x 4 matrix of gates with a width of 200 microm separating each gate. The surface of the FETs (silicon oxide), covered(More)
In this study, impedance spectroscopy measurements of silicon-based open-gate field-effect transistor (FET) devices were utilized to study the adhesion status of cancer cells at a single cell level. We developed a trans-impedance amplifier circuit for the FETs with a higher bandwidth compared to a previously described system. The new system was(More)