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Parallel, confocal, and complete spectrum imager for fluorescent detection of high-density microarray
Author(s): Valery L. Bogdanov; Michael Boyce-Jacino
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Paper Abstract

Confined arrays of biochemical probes deposited on a solid support surface (analytical microarray or 'chip') provide an opportunity to analysis multiple reactions simultaneously. Microarrays are increasingly used in genetics, medicine and environment scanning as research and analytical instruments. A power of microarray technology comes from its parallelism which grows with array miniaturization, minimization of reagent volume per reaction site and reaction multiplexing. An optical detector of microarray signals should combine high sensitivity, spatial and spectral resolution. Additionally, low-cost and a high processing rate are needed to transfer microarray technology into biomedical practice. We designed an imager that provides confocal and complete spectrum detection of entire fluorescently-labeled microarray in parallel. Imager uses microlens array, non-slit spectral decomposer, and high- sensitive detector (cooled CCD). Two imaging channels provide a simultaneous detection of localization, integrated and spectral intensities for each reaction site in microarray. A dimensional matching between microarray and imager's optics eliminates all in moving parts in instrumentation, enabling highly informative, fast and low-cost microarray detection. We report theory of confocal hyperspectral imaging with microlenses array and experimental data for implementation of developed imager to detect fluorescently labeled microarray with a density approximately 103 sites per cm2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3605, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing VI, (6 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347576
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Valery L. Bogdanov, Orchid Biocomputer, Inc. (United States)
Michael Boyce-Jacino, Orchid Biocomputer, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3605:
Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing VI
Dario Cabib; Carol J. Cogswell; Jose-Angel Conchello; Jeremy M. Lerner; Tony Wilson, Editor(s)

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