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Effect of wavelength and dye selection on biosensor response
Author(s): Frances S. Ligler; Kristen A. Breslin; Lynn Kim Cao; George P. Anderson
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Paper Abstract

The availability of low cost laser diodes and new fluorescent dyes has made portable biosensors a reality. Previously, we have examined the variation in the fluorescent signal generated in an antigen-antibody reaction when the antigen is labeled with dyes exciting at different wavelengths. In this study, we looked at the effect of changing dyes and wavelengths on a sandwich immunoassay for the F1 antigen from Yersinia pestis, the etiologic agent of plaque. The F1 immunoassay has previously been demonstrated to work in serum, plasma, and even whole blood, when performed using a fiber optic biosensor. In this study, we demonstrated that changing to cyanine dyes enhanced the sensitivity of the detection without altering the immunochemistry of the assay.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2388, Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology II, (8 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208480
Show Author Affiliations
Frances S. Ligler, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Kristen A. Breslin, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Lynn Kim Cao, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
George P. Anderson, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2388:
Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology II
Joseph R. Lakowicz, Editor(s)

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