Nitroreductase biosensors for detecting nitro-compounds

Maher Kalaji (Inventor), Peter Anthony Williams (Inventor), Christopher David Gwenin (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


This invention provides a sensing device comprising an electrode comprising a noble metal layer, on which layer is located a biological material having nitroreductase activity. This invention further provides a method of detecting nitro group containing compounds, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a sensing device of the first aspect of the invention and a reference electrode; (b) applying a potential between the electrodes; (c) measuring the current; (d) contacting the sensing device with a sample of substrate material to be tested; and (e) measuring the current change.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO 2005/056815 A1
IPCC12Q 1/00,C12N 9/06
Priority date11/12/03
Filing date17/11/04
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


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