Carbon fibre composites: integrated electrochemical sensors for wound management

Sharp, D, Forsythe, S ORCID: 0000-0002-6709-0712 and Davis, J, 2008. Carbon fibre composites: integrated electrochemical sensors for wound management. The Journal of Biochemistry, 144 (1), pp. 87-93. ISSN 1756-2651

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Abstract

The applicability of employing a carbon fibre mesh as an electrochemical sensing substructure for assessing urate transformations within wound exudates is evaluated. Prototype sensor assemblies have been designed and their response characteristics towards uric acid and other common physiological components are detailed. Modification of the carbon fibre sensor through surface anodisation and the application of cellulose acetate permselective barriers have been shown to lead to optimized responses and much greater sensitivity (1440% increase) and specificity. These could enable the accurate periodic monitoring of uric acid in wound fluid. The performance characteristics of the composite sensors in whole blood, serum and blister fluid have been investigated.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in The Journal of Biochemistry following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version: SHARP, D., FORSYTHE, S. and DAVIS, J., 2008. Carbon fibre composites: integrated electrochemical sensors for wound management. The Journal of Biochemistry, 144 (1), pp. 87-93, is available online at: http://jb.oxfordjournals.org/content/144/1/87.
Publication Title: The Journal of Biochemistry
Creators: Sharp, D., Forsythe, S. and Davis, J.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2008
Volume: 144
Number: 1
ISSN: 1756-2651
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10.1093/jb/mvn045DOI
Rights: Copyright © 2008 Oxford University Press.
Copyright © 2008 The Japanese Biochemical Society.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:20
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:27
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11529

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