Hybrid portable systems for bio-nanosensors

Rossi, Michele (2013) Hybrid portable systems for bio-nanosensors, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Tecnologie dell'informazione, 25 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/5811.
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The promising development in the routine nanofabrication and the increasing knowledge of the working principles of new classes of highly sensitive, label-free and possibly cost-effective bio-nanosensors for the detection of molecules in liquid environment, has rapidly increased the possibility to develop portable sensor devices that could have a great impact on many application fields, such as health-care, environment and food production, thanks to the intrinsic ability of these biosensors to detect, monitor and study events at the nanoscale. Moreover, there is a growing demand for low-cost, compact readout structures able to perform accurate preliminary tests on biosensors and/or to perform routine tests with respect to experimental conditions avoiding skilled personnel and bulky laboratory instruments. This thesis focuses on analysing, designing and testing novel implementation of bio-nanosensors in layered hybrid systems where microfluidic devices and microelectronic systems are fused in compact printed circuit board (PCB) technology. In particular the manuscript presents hybrid systems in two validating cases using nanopore and nanowire technology, demonstrating new features not covered by state of the art technologies and based on the use of two custom integrated circuits (ICs). As far as the nanopores interface system is concerned, an automatic setup has been developed for the concurrent formation of bilayer lipid membranes combined with a custom parallel readout electronic system creating a complete portable platform for nanopores or ion channels studies. On the other hand, referring to the nanowire readout hybrid interface, two systems enabling to perform parallel, real-time, complex impedance measurements based on lock-in technique, as well as impedance spectroscopy measurements have been developed. This feature enable to experimentally investigate the possibility to enrich informations on the bio-nanosensors concurrently acquiring impedance magnitude and phase thus investigating capacitive contributions of bioanalytical interactions on biosensor surface.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di dottorato
Rossi, Michele
Dottorato di ricerca
Scuola di dottorato
Scienze e ingegneria dell'informazione
Settore disciplinare
Settore concorsuale
Parole chiave
hybrid, bio-nanosensors, nanopores, nanowires, lock-in
Data di discussione
17 Maggio 2013

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