Taxonomic identification of microorganisms by capture and intrinsic fluorescence detection

Hea Young Mason, Christopher Lloyd, Margaret Dice, Robert Sinclair, Walther R Ellis, Linda S Powers

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Quick and accurate detection of microbial contamination is accomplished by a unique combination of leading edge technologies described in this and the accompanying article. Microbe capture chips, used with a prototype fluorescence detector, are capable of statistically sampling the environment for pathogens (including spores), identifying the specific pathogens/exotoxins, and determining cell viability where appropriate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-527
Number of pages7
JournalBiosensors and Bioelectronics
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Microbe identification
  • Microbe sensor
  • Molecular recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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