ACS Omega. 2022 Dec 26;8(1):492-501. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.2c05327. eCollection 2023 Jan 10.
Drug dosage is a crucial subject in both human and animal treatment. Administering less drug dosage may prevent treatment or make it less effective, and high drug dosage may cause a heightened risk of adverse effects, or in some cases, cost a patient’s life. Also, even when the dosage is administered carefully, metabolic differences may cause different effects on different patients. Because of these considerations, monitoring drug dosage in the body is a critical and significant requirement in the health industry. Within the scope of this study, a reusable surface plasmon resonance (SPR) chip with fast response, high selectivity, and no pretreatment is produced for the chemotherapeutic agent cabazitaxel. A cabazitaxel-imprinted nanofilm was synthesized on the sensor chip surface and characterized by atomic force microscopy, ellipsometry, and contact angle measurements. Standard cabazitaxel solution and an artificial plasma sample were used for the kinetic analysis. Docetaxel, methylprednisolone, and dexamethasone were analyzed for their selectivity experiment. In addition, the repeatability and storage durability of the sensor were also evaluated. As a result of the adsorption studies, the limit of detection and limit of quantitation values were found to be 0.012 and 0.036 μg/mL, respectively. High-performance liquid chromatography analysis was used to validate the response of the cabazitaxel-imprinted sensor.