Ultra-High Signal Detection of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Driven by Two-Dimensional Materials

Published date : 08 Aug 2018

We observed a unique bioelectric signal of human embryonic stem cells using direct current−voltage measurements facilitated by few-layered 2DMoS2 sheets. A 1.828 mA cell signal was achieved (2 orders of magnitude higher than previous electrical-based detection methods) as well as multiple cell reading cycles demonstrating I ∼ 1.9 mA. Native stem cell proliferation, viability, and pluripotency were preserved. Molecular dynamics simulations elucidated the origin of the 2D-MoS2 sheet-assisted increase in current flow. This paves the way for the development of a broadly applicable, fast, and damage-free stem cell detection method capable of identifying pluripotency with virtually any complementarymetal-oxide-semiconductor circuits.

Journal Paper
ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2018, 1, Pg 210-215, doi: 10.1021/acsabm.8b00085.
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