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Screen-printed carbon based biosensors and their applications in agri-food safety

Smart, Amy; Crew, Adrian; Pemberton, Roy; Hughes, G.; Doran, Olena; Hart, John P.


Amy Smart

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Dr Adrian Crew
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Microbiology

G. Hughes

Olena Doran
College Dean of Research and Enterprise


This review focuses on the ways in which screen-printed carbon electrodes have been tailored with different biorecognition elements, including enzymes, antibodies, and aptamers, often with other modifiers, such as mediators and nanoparticles, to produce electrochemical biosensors for a variety of analytes of importance in agri-food safety. Emphasis is placed on the strategies of biosensor fabrication and the performance characteristics of the devices. As well as biosensors for a range of analytes in different agri-food matrices, we have also included reports on novel devices that have potential in agri-food safety but as yet have not been applied in this area.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Apr 9, 2020
Online Publication Date Apr 20, 2020
Publication Date Jun 1, 2020
Deposit Date May 11, 2020
Publicly Available Date Apr 21, 2021
Journal TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry
Print ISSN 0165-9936
Electronic ISSN 1879-3142
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 127
Article Number 115898
Keywords Analytical Chemistry; Spectroscopy; Screen-printed carbon; Biosensor; Enzyme; Antibody; Aptamer; Amperometry; Voltammetry; Agri-food safety
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