Radical polymerization in biosensing

Xinhui Lou; Peng He; Okelo, Geoffrey O.; Lin He
November 2006
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Nov2006, Vol. 386 Issue 3, p525
Academic Journal
This review briefly summarizes recently published work on radical polymerization in biosensor-related applications. Advancements in surface modification aimed at improving sensor biocompatibility and reducing nonspecific background noises are discussed. Direct applications of polymers as one of the key sensing elements in which they are used either as detection probes for the biomolecular binding events or as signal transducers to amplify sensing signals are detailed. Initial applications of radical polymerization reactions in biosensing are evident and appear promising.


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