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Bioconjugation strategies for improved optical sensor performance
Author(s): Carol E. Soteropulos; Heather K. Hunt; Andrea M. Armani
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Paper Abstract

Measuring the binding kinetics of molecular systems is fundamental in understanding the interaction between biomolecules within a binding pair. One emerging label-free detection method is based on silica optical microcavities. The majority of research to date with microcavity-based sensors has focused on applications in the diagnostics realm. Here, we develop and characterize a covalent surface attachment strategy for microsphere resonators. We also measure the optical performance (quality factor) of the functionalized microcavities and use them to determine the dissociation constant of the biotinstreptavidin pair. The measured value is within acceptable range of previously published dissociation constants for the biotin-streptavidin pair.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8099, Biosensing and Nanomedicine IV, 80990O (12 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892782
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Carol E. Soteropulos, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Univ. of Missouri, Columbia (United States)
Heather K. Hunt, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Univ. of Missouri, Columbia (United States)
Andrea M. Armani, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8099:
Biosensing and Nanomedicine IV
Hooman Mohseni; Massoud H. Agahi; Manijeh Razeghi, Editor(s)

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