Real-time detection of microbial contamination

  title={Real-time detection of microbial contamination},
  author={Hea-Young Kim and C. Estes and A. Duncan and B. D. Wade and F. Cleary and C. R. Lloyd and W. Ellis and L A Powers},
  journal={IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine},
We demonstrate the utility of this molecular engineering-based capture and detection technology for use in homeland defense. This capture technology can be placed on a "chip" where each section contains a different ligand. Intrinsic fluorescence is then used to monitor the binding of biomaterial in each section containing a ligand and determines the nature of the biomaterial (e.g., live bacterial cells, dead cells, spores, or tryptophan/tyrosine containing protein molecules).