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Magnetic relaxation-based platform for multiplexed assays

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We explore the use of magnetic relaxation sensors as an in vitro assay platform. Functionalized magnetic nanoparticles that exhibit transverse relaxation time (T2) changes with the introduction of an analyte have previously been used to detect proteins, antibodies, receptor ligands, peptides, nucleic acids, oligonucleotides, and other small molecules. The standard procedure for sensitizing particles towards specific targets is, however, time-consuming and cumbersome. We report here a new approach that exploits primary–secondary antibody binding for easily derivatizing particles against specific targets. The assay is shown to be quantitative and a multiplexed assay against three target analytes is demonstrated.

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The article was received on 09 Dec 2009, accepted on 02 Jun 2010 and first published on 13 Jul 2010

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B926041M
Analyst, 2010,135, 2360-2364

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    Magnetic relaxation-based platform for multiplexed assays

    Y. Ling, C. C. Vassiliou and M. J. Cima, Analyst, 2010, 135, 2360
    DOI: 10.1039/B926041M

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