Although direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are generally safe and TDM is not required, blood levels of the drug are important information for response decisions in emergency care. In this study, an attempt was made to develop a disposable sensor chip for the rapid detection of edoxaban in blood, a type of DOAC. Molecularly imprinted polymers with edoxaban tosilate as a template and sodium p-styrene sulfonate as a functional monomer were grafted onto the surface of graphite particles, mixed with silicon oil dissolved in ferrocene to form a paste, and filled onto a substrate made of plastic film. Sensor chips were fabricated. The current obtained from this sensor by voltammetry within 150 s depended on the edoxaban concentration. Sensitivity to edoxaban was also confirmed in bovine whole blood. The potential of disposable sensors to rapidly detect edoxaban in whole blood was demonstrated in this study, although selectivity, reproducibility, and sensitivity need to be improved for practical use.
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