A High Fundamental Frequency Quartz Crystal Biosensor Integrated into an Electro-Wetting-on-Dielectrics Based Lab-on-a-Chip
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Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
We demonstrate the operation of an Electro Wetting on Dielectrics (EWOD) hybrid lab-on-a-chip system by utilizing a Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) resonator as mass-sensitive sensor. We have tested the formation of a phosphor-lipid monolayer out of an aqueous buffer suspension onto the integrated sensor. The altered mass load resulted in a shift of the resonance frequencies. Subsequently, the formation of a protein multilayer was monitored by QCM frequency and contact angle measurements. Using these sample applications, we were able to demonstrate and verify the feasibility of our prototype combining a mass-sensitive QCM sensor with digital microfluidics based on EWOD.