5 May 2015 Plasmonically amplified fluorescence bioassay with microarray format
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Abstract
Plasmonic amplification of fluorescence signal in bioassays with microarray detection format is reported. A crossed relief diffraction grating was designed to couple an excitation laser beam to surface plasmons at the wavelength overlapping with the absorption and emission bands of fluorophore Dy647 that was used as a label. The surface of periodically corrugated sensor chip was coated with surface plasmon-supporting gold layer and a thin SU8 polymer film carrying epoxy groups. These groups were employed for the covalent immobilization of capture antibodies at arrays of spots. The plasmonic amplification of fluorescence signal on the developed microarray chip was tested by using interleukin 8 sandwich immunoassay. The readout was performed ex situ after drying the chip by using a commercial scanner with high numerical aperture collecting lens. Obtained results reveal the enhancement of fluorescence signal by a factor of 5 when compared to a regular glass chip.
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S. Gogalic, S. Hageneder, C. Ctortecka, M. Bauch, I. Khan, Claudia Preininger, U. Sauer, J. Dostalek, "Plasmonically amplified fluorescence bioassay with microarray format", Proc. SPIE 9506, Optical Sensors 2015, 95060N (5 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179470; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2179470
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