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Recent progress in SERS biosensing

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This perspective gives an overview of recent developments in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for biosensing. We focus this review on SERS papers published in the last 10 years and to specific applications of detecting biological analytes. Both intrinsic and extrinsic SERS biosensing schemes have been employed to detect and identify small molecules, nucleic acids, lipids, peptides, and proteins, as well as for in vivo and cellular sensing. Current SERS substrate technologies along with a series of advancements in surface chemistry, sample preparation, intrinsic/extrinsic signal transduction schemes, and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy are discussed. The progress covered herein shows great promise for widespread adoption of SERS biosensing.

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16 Sep 2010
28 Mar 2011
First published
21 Apr 2011

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 11551-11567
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Recent progress in SERS biosensing

K. C. Bantz, A. F. Meyer, N. J. Wittenberg, H. Im, Ö. Kurtuluş, S. H. Lee, N. C. Lindquist, S. Oh and C. L. Haynes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 11551
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01841D

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