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Development of an integrated detection and identification system for airborne biological agents
Author(s): Mary Beth Tabacco; Jay Lewington
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Paper Abstract

Smiths Detection is developing sensors and integrated instruments for rapid detection and identification of airborne biological agents. A biosensor array has been developed that provides real-time detection and classification of microorganisms based on molecular recognition and fluorescence spectroscopy. This biosensor is being integrated with an identification instrument that is based on a novel approach for surface plasmon resonance and light scattering. This device can continuously monitor for up to 20 biological agents and provide identification in 15 minutes or less.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6398, Optically Based Biological and Chemical Detection for Defence III, 63980O (29 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688410
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Mary Beth Tabacco, Smiths Detection (United States)
Jay Lewington, Smiths Detection (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6398:
Optically Based Biological and Chemical Detection for Defence III
John C. Carrano; Arturas Zukauskas, Editor(s)

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