Exploiting the Potential of OLED-Based Photo-Organic Sensors for Biotechnological Applications
- *Corresponding Author:
- Felix Krujatz
Institute of Natural Materials Technology, TU Dresden
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Received Date: June 23, 2016; Accepted Date: July 12, 2016; Published Date: July 18, 2016
Citation: Krujatz F, Hild OR, Fehse K, Jahnel M, Werner A, et al. (2016) Exploiting the Potential of OLED-Based Photo-Organic Sensors for Biotechnological Applications. Chem Sci J 7:134. doi: 10.4172/2150-3494.1000134
Copyright: © 2016 Krujatz F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Micro- and millilitre-scale sensors have become increasingly important in modern biotechnology. Miniaturization and parallelization are also commonly employed in bio-analytical applications, environmental science and bioprocess engineering. This reduction of dimensions to the micro- and milliliter-scale stems from the demand for new sensor systems that enable non-invasive monitoring of bioprocesses in microfluidic or on-chip devices. Highly sensitive optical (bio-) sensors, with operating principles based on photoluminescence intensity or lifetime detection, hold significant promise for meeting the space-limited conditions within miniaturized biotechnological systems. In this context, the properties and applications of OLED-based organic sensors in biotechnology are discussed. The possible use of OLEDs as excitation sources in (analytical) biotechnological applications is also examined.