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Which advantage of a certain generation of biosensors outweighs the advantages of the other generations will, however, depend on the analytical task. , type and concentration range of analyte, composition of sample matrix and occurrence of possible interferences, official regulations for the final application, overall cost limitation for the device) need to be defined. A comprehensive review of the state of the art for the specific analytical task helps to develop a suitable strategy. Sampling and sample preparation are additional important aspects.

The biosensors are typically realized by dropping a mixture of the redox hydrogel, a bifunctional linker, and the biological recognition element on the electrode surface. The obtained sensing film adheres well on the electrode surface in most cases and swells in aqueous solutions. Thus, the polymer is rather flexible which promotes the ET rate, the mobility of the counter-ions, and the diffusion of the substrate of the enzyme and the resulting reaction products within the sensing layer [284, 285].

Even if all traces of molecular oxygen are removed the source for the obtained current changes is often not clear. For example, if carbon nanotube-modified sensor surfaces are used, it is difficult to unequivocally confirm that no traces of the metal catalyst used for the growth of the nanotubes are left providing free-diffusing metal complexes which may serve as redox mediator for shuttling electrons between the active site of GOx and the electrode surface. 13 Direct ET between GOx and an electrode surface.

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