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Surface enhanced biodetection on a CMOS biosensor chip
Author(s): Federico Belloni; Laure Sandeau; Sylvain Contié; Florence Vicaire; Roisin Owens; Hervé Rigneault
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Paper Abstract

We present a rigorous electromagnetic theory of the electromagnetic power emitted by a dipole located in the vicinity of a multilayer stack. We applied this formalism to a luminescent molecule attached to a CMOS photodiode surface and report light collection efficiency larger than 80% toward the CMOS silicon substrate. We applied this result to the development of a low-cost, simple, portable device based on CMOS photodiodes technology for the detection and quantification of biological targets through light detection, presenting high sensitivity, multiplex ability, and fast data processing. The key feature of our approach is to perform the analytical test directly on the CMOS sensor surface, improving dramatically the optical detection of the molecule emitted light into the high refractive index semiconductor CMOS material. Based on adequate surface chemistry modifications, probe spotting and micro-fluidics, we performed proof-of-concept bio-assays directed against typical immuno-markers (TNF-α and IFN-γ). We compared the developed CMOS chip with a commercial micro-plate reader and found similar intrinsic sensitivities in the pg/ml range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8231, Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications VIII, 82310L (2 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.907285
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Federico Belloni, PixinBio SAS (France)
Laure Sandeau, PixinBio SAS (France)
Sylvain Contié, PixinBio SAS (France)
Florence Vicaire, PixinBio SAS (France)
Roisin Owens, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France)
Hervé Rigneault, Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Univ. (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8231:
Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications VIII
Alexander N. Cartwright; Dan V. Nicolau, Editor(s)

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