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Approaches to detection of airborne biological agents
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Paper Abstract

Three approaches to detection of biological agents based on biological processes will be presented. The first example demonstrates the use of dendrimers to deliver a membrane-impermeable fluorescent dye into live bacteria, similar to viral infection and delivery of DNA/RNA into a bacterial cell. The second example mimics collection and capture of airborne biological particles by the respiratory mucosa through the use of a hygroscopic sensing membrane. The third example is based on the use of multiple fluorescent probes with diverse functionalities to detect airborne biological agents in a manner similar to the olfactory receptors in the nasal tract.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7321, Bio-Inspired/Biomimetic Sensor Technologies and Applications, 732106 (4 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821013
Show Author Affiliations
An-Cheng Chang, Smiths Detection (United States)
Mary Beth Tabacco, Smiths Detection (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7321:
Bio-Inspired/Biomimetic Sensor Technologies and Applications
Nicholas F. Fell; Venkataraman S. Swaminathan, Editor(s)

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