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Bernd Wicklein, M. Ángeles Martín del Burgo, María Yuste, Ester Carregal-Romero, Andreu Llobera, Margarita Darder, Pilar Aranda, Juan Ortín, Gustavo del Real, César Fernández-Sánchez and Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky Biomimetic Architectures for the Impedimetric Discrimination of Influenza Virus Phenotypes Advanced Functional Materials 23

Version of Record online: 20 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201200377

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Biomimetic architectures for the impedimetric discrimination of influenza virus phenotypes are tailored by a self-assembly process on gold substrates. Incorporated sialic acid molecules as sensing entities mimic receptors found on target cells of the influenza A virus. The resulting detector rapidly discriminates between avian and human strains of influenza A virus, acting as a reagentless, label-free diagnostic device for influenza phenotyping, which is important in surveillance and prediction of pandemics.

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