Method to quantify the effect of passivation layer in bio-impedance sensors

Shree Narayanan, Mehdi Nikkhah, Jeannine S. Strobl, Masoud Agah

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Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of the passivation layer in a bio-impedance sensor. A sensor with 20 sensing sites has been designed, fabricated using a simple two mask process and tested. We have cultured in-vivo MDA-MB231 mammary cells and recorded the impedance from 1kHz to 1MHz. Processing the recorded data brings to light the drawback of the passivation layer which results in a drop in sensitivity of 13%. Simulation results based on parameters extracted from measurements re-affirm the drop in sensitivity. Thus, the passivation layer needs to be provided a special consideration in future design of the sensor as it can modify the response of the sensor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3783-3786
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2009Sep 6 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Other

Other31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period9/2/099/6/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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