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Here we present a microfluidic method for the analysis of single cell secretions. The method co-encapsulates cells with microspheres conjugated with capture antibodies and detection fluorescence-labeled antibodies. The secreted substance captured on the microsphere surface and detected via detection antibodies generating a localized fluorescent signal on a(More)
With advances in immunology and cancer biology, there is an unmet need for increasingly sensitive systems to monitor the expression of specific cell markers for the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools. To address this challenge, a highly sensitive labeling method that translates antigen-antibody recognition processes into DNA detection(More)
In this communication, we describe the integration of microarray sensor technology with logic capability for screening combinations of proteins and DNA in a biological sample. In this system, we have demonstrated the use of a single platform amenable to both protein detection and protein-DNA detection using molecular logic gates. The pattern of protein and(More)
Heterogeneity in single-cell responses and intercellular interactions results from complex regulation of cell-intrinsic and environmental factors. Single-cell analysis allows not only detection of individual cellular characteristics but also correlation of genetic content with phenotypic traits in the same cell. Technological advances in micro- and(More)
We describe herein a newly developed optical microbiosensor for the diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) by using a novel photoimmobilization methodology based on a photoactivable electrogenerated polymer film deposited upon surface-conductive fiber optics, which are then used to link a biological receptor to the fiber tip through light mediation. This(More)
We demonstrate that it is possible to create surface-conductive fiber optics, upon which may be electropolymerized a biotinylated polypyrrole thin film, which may then be used to affinity coat the fiber with molecular recognition probes. This fiber-optic electroconductive surface modification is done by the deposition of a thin layer of indium tin oxide.(More)
We present herein an effective and versatile method to fabricate a micro-patterned structure of conductive polymer, poly(pyrrole-benzophenone), on Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) glass chips for the subsequent photo-immobilization of various bioreceptor, antigens. Such methodologies are based on photolithography of ITO pattern fabrication on non-conductive surfaces,(More)
We describe a high-density microarray for simultaneous detection of proteins and DNA in a single test. In this system, Rolling Circle Amplification (RCA) was used as a signal amplification method for both protein and nucleic acid detection. The microsphere sensors were tested with synthetic DNA and purified recombinant protein analytes. The target DNA(More)
We report an all-in-one platform - ScanDrop - for the rapid and specific capture, detection, and identification of bacteria in drinking water. The ScanDrop platform integrates droplet microfluidics, a portable imaging system, and cloud-based control software and data storage. The cloud-based control software and data storage enables robotic image(More)
There is a growing need for diagnostic technologies that provide laboratories with solutions that improve quality, enhance laboratory system productivity, and provide accurate detection of a broad range of infectious diseases and cancers. Recent advances in micro- and nanoscience and engineering, in particular in the areas of particles and microfluidic(More)