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Detection of Antibiotics and Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity with Screen-Printed Electrodes

Faculty of Food Engineering, Tourism and Environmental Protection, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Elena Dragoi, No. 2, Arad 310330, Romania
International Centre of Biodynamics, 1B Intrarea Portocalelor, Bucharest 060101, Romania
BAE Laboratory, Université de Perpignan via Domitia, 52 Avenue Paul Alduy, 66860 Perpignan, France
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Sensors 2018, 18(3), 901;
Received: 30 January 2018 / Revised: 12 March 2018 / Accepted: 15 March 2018 / Published: 18 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Screen-Printed Electrodes)
This review provides a brief overview of the fabrication and properties of screen-printed electrodes and details the different opportunities to apply them for the detection of antibiotics, detection of bacteria and antibiotic susceptibility. Among the alternative approaches to costly chromatographic or ELISA methods for antibiotics detection and to lengthy culture methods for bacteria detection, electrochemical biosensors based on screen-printed electrodes present some distinctive advantages. Chemical and (bio)sensors for the detection of antibiotics and assays coupling detection with screen-printed electrodes with immunomagnetic separation are described. With regards to detection of bacteria, the emphasis is placed on applications targeting viable bacterial cells. While the electrochemical sensors and biosensors face many challenges before replacing standard analysis methods, the potential of screen-printed electrodes is increasingly exploited and more applications are anticipated to advance towards commercial analytical tools. View Full-Text
Keywords: antibiotic; bacteria; antibiotic susceptibility; screen-printed electrodes antibiotic; bacteria; antibiotic susceptibility; screen-printed electrodes
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Munteanu, F.-D.; Titoiu, A.M.; Marty, J.-L.; Vasilescu, A. Detection of Antibiotics and Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity with Screen-Printed Electrodes. Sensors 2018, 18, 901.

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