TechConnect Innovation Program

Ultrasensitive Paper-Based Electrode Sensors for Medical and Environmental Diagnostics

UCF Office of Research and Commercialization, Office of Technology Transfer, FL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Novel paper-based ion-selective electrodes with substantially lower limits of detection and improved selectivity. This electrode fabrication method has been optimized for easy preparation and reliability. It can be used for the development of low cost, point-of-care diagnostics for ion quantification of biomedical and environmental fluids.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: UCF’s technology is a low cost, disposable alternative to conventional solid-contact ion-selective electrodes. The system features high selectivity for the target ions, low limits of detection (nanomolar range), and high reproducibility. Additionally, it does not require pretreatment, allowing immediate and on-site analysis of biomedical and environmental fluids.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 523

Website: http://www.research.ucf.edu/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners