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Supercritical angle fluorescence immunoassay platform


Ruckstuhl, T; Winterflood, C M; Seeger, S (2011). Supercritical angle fluorescence immunoassay platform. Analytical Chemistry, 83(6):2345-2350.

Abstract

An inexpensive and easy-to-use immunoassay platform for the sensitive detection of analytes is presented. It comprises single-use polymer test tubes and a compact fluorescence reader. The optics for the capture of supercritical angle fluorescence (SAF) has been built into the tubes allowing for the extremely sensitive readout of solid phase immunoassays in real time and without washing steps. One-step sandwich immunoassays with interleukin 2 (IL-2) were carried out with capture antibodies immobilized in the tubes. At a turn around time of 12 min, the limit of detection for IL-2 was 0.27 pM (4.5 pg/mL) and the linear range covered 3 orders of magnitude. The developed technology is also adaptable to well plates and has great potential of replacing the work-intensive and time-consuming enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA).

An inexpensive and easy-to-use immunoassay platform for the sensitive detection of analytes is presented. It comprises single-use polymer test tubes and a compact fluorescence reader. The optics for the capture of supercritical angle fluorescence (SAF) has been built into the tubes allowing for the extremely sensitive readout of solid phase immunoassays in real time and without washing steps. One-step sandwich immunoassays with interleukin 2 (IL-2) were carried out with capture antibodies immobilized in the tubes. At a turn around time of 12 min, the limit of detection for IL-2 was 0.27 pM (4.5 pg/mL) and the linear range covered 3 orders of magnitude. The developed technology is also adaptable to well plates and has great potential of replacing the work-intensive and time-consuming enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA).

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:07 Mar 2012 17:04
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:31
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN:0003-2700
Additional Information:This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Analytical Chemistry, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac1032758
Publisher DOI:10.1021/ac1032758
PubMed ID:21338064
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-57472

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