Optical detection of E. coli bacteria by mesoporous silicon biosensors.

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A label-free optical biosensor based on a nanostructured porous Si is designed for rapid capture and detection of Escherichia coli K12 bacteria, as a model microorganism. The biosensor relies on direct binding of the target bacteria cells onto its surface, while no pretreatment (e.g. by cell lysis) of the studied sample is required. A mesoporous Si thin… (More)
DOI: 10.3791/50805

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@article{MassadIvanir2013OpticalDO, title={Optical detection of E. coli bacteria by mesoporous silicon biosensors.}, author={Naama Massad-Ivanir and Giorgi Shtenberg and Ester Segal}, journal={Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE}, year={2013}, volume={81}, pages={e50805} }