Chemiresistive DNA hybridization sensor with electrospun nanofibers: A method to minimize inter-device variability

Tripathy, Suryasnata and Bhandari, Vasundhra and Sharma, Paresh and Vanjari, Siva Rama Krishna and Singh, Shiv Govind (2019) Chemiresistive DNA hybridization sensor with electrospun nanofibers: A method to minimize inter-device variability. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 133. pp. 24-31. ISSN 0956-5663

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Chemiresistive platforms are best suited for developing DNA hybridization detection systems, owing to their ease of fabrication, simple detection methodology and amenability towards electronics. In this work, we report development of a generic, robust, electrospun nanofiber based interdigitated chemiresistive platform for DNA hybridization detection. The platform comprises of interdigitated metal electrodes decorated with electrospun nanofibers on the top. Two approaches viz., drop casting of graphene doped Mn2O3 nanofibers (GMnO) and direct electrospinning of polyaniline/polyethylene oxide (PANi/PEO) composite nanofibers, have been utilized to decorate these electrodes. In both approaches, inter-device variability, a key challenge for converting this proof-of-concept into a tangible prototype/product, has been addressed using a shadow masking technique. Consequently, the relative standard deviation for multiple PANi/PEO nanofiber based chemiresistors has been brought down from 17.82% (without shadow masking) to 4.41% (with shadow masking). The nanofibers are further modified with single-stranded probe DNAs, to capture a desired hybridization event. To establish the generic nature of the platform, detection of multiple target DNAs has been successfully demonstrated. These targets include dengue virus specific consensus primer (DENVCP) and four DNAs corresponding to Staphylococcus aureus specific genes, namely nuc, mecA, vanA and protein A. The chemiresistive detection of DENVCP has been performed in the concentration range of 10 fM – 1 µM, whereas the detection of the other targets has been carried out in the range of 1 pM – 1 µM. Using a 3σ method, we have estimated the limit of detection for the chemiresistive detection of DENVCP to be 1.9 fM.

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Vanjari, Siva Rama KrishnaUNSPECIFIED
Singh, Shiv Govind
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DNA hybridization, Interdigitated electrodes, Chemiresistive, Nanofibers, Electrospinning, Inter-device variability
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2019 11:40
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 11:40
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