Micro-patterning of nanosensor elements using layer-by-layer self-assembly, avidin-biotin chemistry, and photolithography

K. K. Kondabatni, F. Hua, T. Cui, Y. Lvov, M. J. McShane

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The miniaturization of biosensors has resulted in need to develop new techniques to pattern various sensor elements with high resolution and fast response time. This paper describes the selective deposition of various sensor elements on glass as well as on silicon substrate by combining layer-by-layer electrostatic self-assembly, photolithography and avidin-biotin chemistry. Two methods have been developed for this selective patterning. The first method includes selective UV radiation of a coated photobiotin on glass substrate and covalent bonding of avidin-layered fluorescent nanoparticles to the irradiated areas. The second method involves lithography and self-assembly in a modified lift-off process. In both cases, the epifluorescence microscope images show high spatial resolution of patterned areas and excellent surface coverage. These patterns will be further developed for monitoring cell growth in tissue scaffolds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1702-1703
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002


  • Avidin-biotin chemistry
  • Biosensors
  • Nanoshells
  • Selective patterning
  • Self-assembly
  • Sensor elements


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