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Biosensor for metal analysis and speciation

United States Patent

January 30, 2007
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A biosensor for metal analysis and speciation is disclosed. The biosensor comprises an electron carrier immobilized to a surface of an electrode and a layer of an immobilized enzyme adjacent to the electrode. The immobilized enzyme comprises an enzyme having biological activity inhibited by a metal to be detected by the biosensor.
Aiken; Abigail M. (Pullman, WA), Peyton; Brent M. (Pullman, WA), Apel; William A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Petersen; James N. (Moscow, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 937,220
September 8, 2004
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has rights in the following invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 between the United States Department of Energy and Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC and pursuant to National Science Foundation Contract No. 9972817.