The use of cell based biosensors outside of the laboratory has been limited due to many issues including preparation of the sample, maintenance of the biological environment, incorporation of the appropriate sensors, and integration of the electronics for data collection and analysis. This paper describes these system issues and briefly presents current efforts to address packaging, fluidics, and data interpretation. These include the development of an integrated silicon-PDMS cell cartridge system that provides reliable electrical and fluidic interconnect and a regulated cell environment, the development of low power and low overhead sensors and electronics, and the necessary fluidic sample preparation.
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DeBusschere, B. Derek; Borkholder, David; and Kovacs, Gregory, "System requirements for a portable cell based sensor" (1998). Accessed from
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