【Press Release】We have started production of bioelectrodes and electrochemical sensors

Elephantech Inc. (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shinya Shimizu, hereinafter “Elephantech”) manufactures “P-Flex™”, a flexible PCB, and advocates new circuit board manufacturing methods using printed electronics technology. Elephantech has started production of bioelectrodes and electrochemical sensors.

Bioelectrode

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An Ag/AgCl bioelectrode fabricated with P-Flex™ has lower resistance to electrodes than silver paste and such due to its copper wiring and holds an advantage in that it is capable of components mounting. In addition, the following benefits come with the use of our inkjet technology for production:

  • Production at a reasonable price and in a short period of time as there is no need for any mold other than for the area applying Ag/AgCl paste.
  • Suitable for medium and small lot production.
  • Choice between PET film or polyimide film substrates.
  • Possibility to adapt to material ratio adjustments of the Ag/AgCl paste and can cope with prototyping for iontophoresis and such.

Please see below for the details.

Electrochemical sensor

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Usually, the electrochemical sensor is manufactured only by silk screen printing. However, when it is combined with the 3 μm copper wiring of P-Flex ™ PET;

  • Reduction of wiring resistance value.
  • Cost benefit compared to gold paste printing by making gold electrode with gold flash.
  • Because it is a PET base that doesn’t absorb water, it can reduce water absorption induced sensor sensitivity trouble, can also be used for flow cell and such.
  • Can be produced in small batches.
  • Production price is negotiable.

Please see below for the details.