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Airborne surface plasmon resonance biosensing
Author(s): Timothy M. Chinowsky; Alexei Naimushin; Scott Soelberg; Charles Spinelli; Peter Kauffman; Sinclair S. Yee; Clement E. Furlong
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Paper Abstract

On March 14, 2003 an experimental aircraft fitted with surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensors connected to an air sampling system performed a 90-minute flight over Renton, Washington, demonstrating the first-ever use of SPR sensors for airborne biodetection. In this paper, we describe the instrumentation constructed for this purpose, the experiment conducted, and the results obtained. Instrumentation was based on Texas Instruments’ Spreeta SPR sensors combined with sample collection and fluidic apparatus designed for airborne sensing. Detection targets were two innocuous proteins ovalbumin and horseradish peroxidase. We describe future enhancements necessary to apply this technology on an unmanned airborne vehicle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5270, Environmental Monitoring and Remediation III, (4 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543441
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy M. Chinowsky, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Alexei Naimushin, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Scott Soelberg, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Charles Spinelli, Consultant (United States)
Peter Kauffman, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Sinclair S. Yee, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Clement E. Furlong, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5270:
Environmental Monitoring and Remediation III
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Guenter Gauglitz; Robert A. Lieberman; Klaus P. Schäfer; Dennis K. Killinger, Editor(s)

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