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08 Feb 2021

A review published in Sensors has been selected as Editor’s Choice Article

The Review "Electrochemical Paper-Based Biosensor Devices for Rapid Detection of Biomarkers", signed by three Chemical Transducers Group members, published in the journal Sensors last year has been selected as Editor's Choice Article as noteworthy or likely to be of high interest to readers.

View of the different components integrated in the device.


The paper “Electrochemical Paper-Based Biosensor Devices for Rapid Detection of Biomarkers” is a review published in February 2020 that highlights the significant works on diagnostic tools in healthcare published from 2015 to 2019. It is signed by César Fernández SánchezAntonio Baldi and Manuel Gutiérrez-Capitán, Chemical Transducers Group members.

The paper examines the most relevant articles published in 2018 and 2019, focusing on device fabrication techniques and materials applied to the production of paper fluidic and electrochemical cell architectures, as well as on the final device assembly. During the last decade, paper-based analytical devices, combining paper substrates and electrochemical detection components, have emerged as important point-of-need diagnostic tools.

Now, the review has been selected as Editor's Choice Articles in the journal Sensors, published by MDPI.

“In this review we focus on the manufacturing techniques and how the electrodes are coupled with the paper components, leaving aside the analytical characteristics”, says César Fernández. “This approach is what differentiates it from the rest of reviews about this type of device that appeared in the last years and what makes it more interesting from a technological point of view”, continues.

“Although it was published just before the outbreak of the pandemic, it now takes on new relevance given the possibility of using this combination of electrochemical detection and paper for the development of point-of-care for the rapid and accurate detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus”, concludes the researcher.