Assembly and testing of microparticle and microcapsule 'smart tattoo' materials Conference Paper uri icon


  • Microscale biochemical sensors are attractive for in vitro diagnostics and disease management, as well as medical and biological research applications. Fluorescent sensors, coupling specific glucose-binding proteins with fluorescent readout methods, have been developed for this purpose. Our work has focused on the development of assembly and packaging systems for producing micro- and nanoscale sensing components that can be used as implants, intracellular reporters, or as elements in larger systems. Both hybrid organic/inorganic particles and hollow microshells have been developed to physically couple the sensing materials together in biocompatible, semipermeable packages. Fabrication details and sensor characterization are used to demonstrate the potential of these sensor concepts.

name of conference

  • Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems V

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • McShane, M. J.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • McShane, Michael J

publication date

  • January 2007