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Vesicles for signal amplification in a biosensor for the detection of low antigen concentrations


Grieshaber, D; de Lange, V; Hirt, T; Lu, Z; Vörös, J (2008). Vesicles for signal amplification in a biosensor for the detection of low antigen concentrations. Sensors, 8(12):7894-7903.

Abstract

The sensitivity of biosensors is often not sufficient to detect diagnostically relevant biomarker concentrations. In this paper we have utilized a Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) to detect dissipative losses induced by the attachment of intact vesicles. We modified a sandwich assay by coupling the secondary antibodies to vesicles. This resulted in an increase of detection sensitivity, achieving a diagnostically relevant detection limit of 5 ng/ml or 30 pM antigens. In addition, we could combine the individual assay steps to decrease the total time to result in about 30 minutes.

The sensitivity of biosensors is often not sufficient to detect diagnostically relevant biomarker concentrations. In this paper we have utilized a Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) to detect dissipative losses induced by the attachment of intact vesicles. We modified a sandwich assay by coupling the secondary antibodies to vesicles. This resulted in an increase of detection sensitivity, achieving a diagnostically relevant detection limit of 5 ng/ml or 30 pM antigens. In addition, we could combine the individual assay steps to decrease the total time to result in about 30 minutes.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Dewey Decimal Classification:170 Ethics
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:13 Jan 2009 08:22
Last Modified:17 Aug 2016 07:03
Publisher:MDPI Publishing
ISSN:1424-8220
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:10.3390/s8127894
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-8752

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