Aptamer-based protein biochip with a SPAD array time-resolved detection
Poster Jul 12, 2011
L. Pasquardini1, L. Pancheri1, E. Morganti1, L. Lunelli1, C. Collini1, L. Lorenzelli1, D. Stoppa1, E. Buselli2, A. Menciassi2, C. Pederzolli1
In this work a silicon biochip based on a matrix of transparent micro-reactor sites coupled with a linear SPAD (Single-Photon Avalanche Diode) detector array for detecting traces of proteins in biological fluids is presented. A microfluidic layer of PDMS containing a peristaltic pump was implemented. The biofunctional layer for the detection of target proteins is based on a dual-site binding strategy employing DNA aptamers.
The immune system is a striking example of an integrated information system, engaged in coordinated host-protective activities. Organs-on-chip approach (OOC) models allow the direct simultaneous observation of hundreds of different cells, moving, interacting and responding to signals coming from the microenvironment nearby, that give access to a number of parameters describing the system that must be properly measured and elaborated.READ MORE