Intrinsic optical properties of bacterial spores and cells

F. C. Cleany, C. R. Lloyd, Linda S Powers

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Abstract

Detecting contamination of our food and sterilized surfaces (such as our medical supplies) is a significant public health problem. All living cells respire, producing metabolites, which have intrinsic fluorescence properties. These markers can be used for the detection of bacterial spores and cells in a variety of environments. Intrinsic fluorescence detection is highly sensitive, rapid, requires no sample contact, can differentiate between spores and viable cells. Using intrinsic fluorescence we are able to monitor microbial contamination of foods and sterilized surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages139-140
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780375572, 9780780375574
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: Jun 6 2002Jun 9 2002

Other

OtherIEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002
CountryItaly
CityGenoa
Period6/6/026/9/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology

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    Cleany, F. C., Lloyd, C. R., & Powers, L. S. (2002). Intrinsic optical properties of bacterial spores and cells. In Proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002 (pp. 139-140). [1175043] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCTE.2002.1175043