Over the last 30 years, optical biosensors based on nanostructured materials have obtained increasing interest since they allow the screening of a wide variety of biomolecules with high specificity, low limits of detection, and great sensitivity. Among them, flexible optical platforms have the advantage of adapting to non-planar surfaces, suitable for in vivo and real-time monitoring of diseases and assessment of food safety. In this review, we summarize the newest and most advanced platforms coupling optically active materials (noble metal nanoparticles) and flexible substrates giving rise to hybrid nanomaterials and/or nanocomposites, whose performances are comparable to the ones obtained with hard substrates (e.g., glass and semiconductors). We focus on localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR)-based and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-based biosensors. We show that large-scale, cost-effective plasmonic platforms can be realized with the currently available techniques and we emphasize the open issues associated with this topic.

Recent advances in the fabrication and functionalization of flexible optical biosensors: Toward smart life-sciences applications / Miranda, B.; Rea, I.; Dardano, P.; De Stefano, L.; Forestiere, C.. - In: BIOSENSORS. - ISSN 2079-6374. - 11:4(2021), p. 107. [10.3390/bios11040107]

Recent advances in the fabrication and functionalization of flexible optical biosensors: Toward smart life-sciences applications

Miranda B.;Rea I.;Dardano P.;De Stefano L.;Forestiere C.
2021

Abstract

Over the last 30 years, optical biosensors based on nanostructured materials have obtained increasing interest since they allow the screening of a wide variety of biomolecules with high specificity, low limits of detection, and great sensitivity. Among them, flexible optical platforms have the advantage of adapting to non-planar surfaces, suitable for in vivo and real-time monitoring of diseases and assessment of food safety. In this review, we summarize the newest and most advanced platforms coupling optically active materials (noble metal nanoparticles) and flexible substrates giving rise to hybrid nanomaterials and/or nanocomposites, whose performances are comparable to the ones obtained with hard substrates (e.g., glass and semiconductors). We focus on localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR)-based and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-based biosensors. We show that large-scale, cost-effective plasmonic platforms can be realized with the currently available techniques and we emphasize the open issues associated with this topic.
2021
Recent advances in the fabrication and functionalization of flexible optical biosensors: Toward smart life-sciences applications / Miranda, B.; Rea, I.; Dardano, P.; De Stefano, L.; Forestiere, C.. - In: BIOSENSORS. - ISSN 2079-6374. - 11:4(2021), p. 107. [10.3390/bios11040107]
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