A Printed Multicomponent Paper Sensor for Bacterial Detection

@inproceedings{Ali2017APM,
  title={A Printed Multicomponent Paper Sensor for Bacterial Detection},
  author={Md Monsur Ali and Christine L Brown and Sana Jahanshahi-Anbuhi and B. K. V. Kannan and Yingfu Li and Carlos D M Filipe and John D Brennan},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
We present a simple all-in-one paper-based sensor for E. coli detection using a composite ink made of a fluorogenic DNAzyme probe for bacterial recognition and signal generation, lysozyme that lyses whole bacterial cells, and pullulan/trehalose sugars that stabilize printed bioactive molecules. The paper sensor is capable of producing a fluorescence signal as a readout within 5 minutes upon contacting E. coli, can achieve a limit of detection of 100 cells/mL, in a variety of sample matrixes… CONTINUE READING
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