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Bifunctional plasmonic-magnetic particles for an enhanced microfluidic SERS immunoassay

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Abstract

Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) is emerging as a promising strategy for the quantification of immunoglobulin G (IgG) due to its inherent high sensitivity and specificity; however, it remains challenging to integrate SERS detection with a microfluidic system in a simple, efficient and low-cost manner. Here, we report on a novel bifunctional plasmonic-magnetic particle-based immunoassay, in which plasmonic nanoparticles act as soluble SERS immunosubstrates, whereas magnetic particles are for promoting micromixing in a microfluidic chip. With this novel SERS immunosubstrate in conjunction with the unique microfluidic system, we could substantially reduce the assay time from 4 hours to 80 minutes as well as enhance the detection specificity by about 70% in comparison to a non-microfluidic immunoassay. Compared to previous microfluidic SERS systems, our strategy offers a simple microfluidic chip design with only one well for mixing, washing and detection.

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The article was received on 01 Mar 2017, accepted on 28 Apr 2017 and first published on 03 May 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01511A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017,9, 7822-7829
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    Bifunctional plasmonic-magnetic particles for an enhanced microfluidic SERS immunoassay

    L. W. Yap, H. Chen, Y. Gao, K. Petkovic, Y. Liang, K. J. Si, H. Wang, Z. Tang, Y. Zhu and W. Cheng, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 7822
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01511A

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