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A smart device for label-free and real-time detection of gene point mutations based on the high dark phase contrast of vapor condensation

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A smart device for label-free and real-time detection of gene point mutation-related diseases was developed based on the high dark phase contrast of vapor condensation. The main components of the device included a Peltier cooler and a mini PC board for image processing. Heat from the hot side of the Peltier cooler causes the fluid in a copper chamber to evaporate, and the vapor condenses on the surface of a microarray chip placed on the cold side of the cooler. The high dark phase contrast of vapor condensation relative to the analytes on the microarray chip was explored. Combined with rolling circle amplification, the device visualizes less-to-more hydrophilic transitions caused by gene trapping and DNA amplification. A lung cancer gene point mutation was analysed, proving the high selectivity and multiplex analysis capability of this low-cost device.

Graphical abstract: A smart device for label-free and real-time detection of gene point mutations based on the high dark phase contrast of vapor condensation

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The article was received on 29 Apr 2015, accepted on 28 Jul 2015 and first published on 29 Jul 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00488H
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Lab Chip, 2015,15, 3891-3896

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    A smart device for label-free and real-time detection of gene point mutations based on the high dark phase contrast of vapor condensation

    J. Zhang, R. Fu, L. Xie, Q. Li, W. Zhou, R. Wang, J. Ye, D. Wang, N. Xue, X. Lin, Y. Lu and G. Huang, Lab Chip, 2015, 15, 3891
    DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00488H

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