Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Technology for Electrochemical Sensors and Sensing Platforms
The development of various biosensors has revolutionized the healthcare industry by providing rapid and reliable detection capability. Printed circuit board (PCB) technology has a well-established industry widely available around the world. In addition to electronics, this technology has been utilized to fabricate electrical parts, including electrodes for different biological and chemical sensors. High reproducibility achieved through long-lasting standard processes and low-cost resulting from an abundance of competitive manufacturing services makes this fabrication method a prime candidate for patterning electrodes and electrical parts of biosensors. The adoption of this approach in the fabrication of sensing platforms facilitates the integration of electronics and microfluidics with biosensors. In this review paper, the underlying principles and advances of printed board circuit technology are discussed. In addition, an overview of recent advancements in the development of PCB-based biosensors is provided. Finally, the challenges and outlook of PCB-based sensors are elaborated.
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Shamkhalichenar, H., Bueche, C., & Choi, J. (2020). Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Technology for Electrochemical Sensors and Sensing Platforms. Biosensors, 10 (11) https://doi.org/10.3390/bios10110159