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16 February 2005 Evaluation of MOSFET-type glucose sensor using platinum electrode with glucose oxidase
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As the population ages, health management will be one of the important issues. The development of a safe medical machine based on MEMS technologies for the human body will be the primary research project in the future. We have developed the glucose sensor, as one of the medical based devices, for use in the Health Monitoring System (HMS). HMS is the device that continuously monitors human health conditions. For example, blood is the monitoring target of HMS. The glucose sensor specifically detects the glucose levels of the blood and monitors the glucose concentration as the blood sugar level. This glucose sensor has a "separated Au electrode", which immobilizes GOx. In our previous work, GOx was immobilized onto Au electrode by the SAMs (Self-Assembled Monolayer) method, and the sensor, using this working electrode, detected the glucose concentration of an aqueous glucose solution. In this report, we used a Pt electrode, which immobilized GOx, as a working electrode. Au electrode, which was used previously, was dissolved by the application of current in the presence of chloride ions. Based on the above-mentioned fact, a new working electrode, which immobilized GOx, was produced using Pt, which did not possess such characteristics. These Pt working electrodes were produced using the covalent binding method and the cross-link method, and both the electrodes displayed a good sensing property. In addition, the electrode using glutaraldehyde (GA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) as crosslinking agents was produced, and it displayed better characteristics as compared with those displayed by the electrode that used only GA. Based on the above-mentioned techniques, the improvement in performance of the sensor was confirmed.
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Katsutoshi Ooe, Yasutaro Hamamoto, and Yoshiaki Hirano "Evaluation of MOSFET-type glucose sensor using platinum electrode with glucose oxidase", Proc. SPIE 5651, Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering II, (16 February 2005);

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