Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Chemistry

Date of Award

8-2018

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Dr. Greg Bishop

Committee Members

Dr. Dane W. Scott, Dr. Catherine McCusker

Abstract

Biomarkers are measurable indicators of health status or disease state that can be used for diagnosis and may help guide patient treatment strategies. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and other many clinical techniques currently used for measuring biomarker proteins lack sensitivity, demand high analysis cost, are often not well-suited for measuring multiple biomarkers in a single sample, and require long analysis times. Here, we demonstrate simple, low-cost 3D-printed flow-through devices with integrated electrodes modified with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for electrochemical immunoassays of S100B, a biomarker protein related to conditions like skin cancer and brain injuries. Flow-through devices are fabricated from photocurable-resin using a desktop digital light processing (DLP) projector-based 3D printer to produce 500-800 µm square cross-sectional fluidic channels. Threaded ports at the ends and center of the channel are included in the device design for connecting commercially available fittings for fluid delivery and integrating low-cost graphite electrodes for electrochemical biosensing.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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