An ultra-reliable technique for detecting trace quantities of biomolecules is reported. The technique called " co-detection" exploits the non-linear redundancy amongst synthetically patterned biomolecular logic circuits for deciphering the presence or absence of target biomolecules in a sample. In this paper, we verify the " co-detection" principle on gold-nanoparticle-based conductimetric soft-logic circuits which use a silver-enhancement technique for signal amplification. Using co-detection, we have been able to demonstrate a great improvement in the reliability of detecting mouse IgG at concentration levels that are 105 lower than the concentration of rabbit IgG which serves as background interference.
- Biomolecular circuits
- Electrical detection
- Forward error-correction biosensor