an organic semiconductor material P3HT inkjet printed on top of Au source and drain electrodes which were also inkjet printed


Key Areas

Organic electronic devices are not as fast as their silicon-based counterparts, but they have other advantages. They are manufactured at low-cost and can be implemented in flexible systems through printing techniques. Also, organic electronics is a good choice for large area devices. Moreover, they are compatible with biological materials. In the BioEGOFET project we aim at combining these advantages into a sensitive, low-cost, disposable biosensor. The idea is to develop a biosensor that can detect biological markers, giving an electrical output. Electronic transduction is provided by an organic field effect transistor. Fabrication on flexible plastic or paper substrates will be provided by printing techniques.

An illustration of the principle diagram of the BioEGOFET sensor is shown.

The Printed Electronics group at Acreo participates in the project with main responsibility for in-foil implementation, which to a large extent includes printing and ink developments. The consortium also includes the following partners: Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Linköping University, VTT and Ani Biotech Oy.

The project started on 1 February 2010 and will lasted until February 2012

The BioEGOFET project receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 2007-2013) under Grant Agreement n°248728.

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