Israel Biran

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A biosensor composed of a high-density living bacterial cell array was fabricated by inserting bacteria into a microwell array formed on one end of an imaging fiber bundle. The size of each microwell allows only one cell to occupy each well. In this biosensor, E. coli cells carrying a recA::gfp fusion were used as sensing components for genotoxin detection.(More)
A live cell array biosensor was fabricated by immobilizing bacterial cells on the face of an optical imaging fiber containing a high-density array of microwells. Each microwell accommodates a single bacterium that was genetically engineered to respond to a specific analyte. A genetically modified Escherichia coli strain, containing the lacZ reporter gene(More)
A high-density, ordered array containing thousands of microwells is fabricated on an optical imaging fiber. Each individually addressable microwell is used to accommodate a single living cell. A charged coupled device (CCD) detector is employed to monitor and spatially resolve the fluorescence signals obtained from each individual cell, allowing(More)
An optical fiber based well array platform was used for simultaneous, dynamic gene expression monitoring from hundreds of individual live Escherichia coli cells carrying promoter-fluorescent reporter gene fusions. High information content about gene expression kinetics and cell-to-cell gene expression variability can be collected from a single experiment.(More)
In this article, we describe a bacterial whole cell electrochemical biosensors system that can be used for monitoring aromatic hydrocarbons. These bacterial biosensors are based on fusions of a promoter that is sensitive to aromatic compounds (the promoter region of the xylS gene and the xylR gene coding for the transcriptional regulator of the xyl operon)(More)
Efficient tools for on-line and in situ monitoring of environmental pollutants are required to provide early warning systems. In addition, such tools can contribute important information on the progress of various remediation treatments. One of the recently developed monitoring technologies involves the use of whole-cell biosensors. Such biosensors could be(More)
In this paper we describe a novel optical fiber-based technology for analyzing cell migration. Cells were labeled with a membrane-bound fluorescent dye and distributed onto a polished optical fiber bundle. When a cell passes over one of the individual fibers in the bundle, the membrane-bound dye causes a large intensity increase, which stays for a given(More)
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