Photonic crystal based immunosensor for clinical diagnosis

D. Zecca, A. Qualtieri, G. Magno, Marion Grande, V. Petruzzelli, B. Prieto-Simon, A. D'Orazio, M. De Vittorio, N. H. Voelcker, T. Stomeo

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The progress in medical field has provided fast remedies for the most of diseases affecting today's society. Now, the next step is to propose a fast way of diagnosis, avoiding long waiting time and expensive laboratory assays. Thanks to the recent research findings and progress in nano-technological fabrication techniques, new biosensors have been developed with the purpose to introduce portable and user-friendly instruments for medical analysis aimed to improve life quality and lower healthcare costs. In this work, we propose a proof-of-concept of an immunosensor based on a two-dimensional silicon nitride photonic crystal membrane able to efficiently detect the concentration of Interleukin-6 in a buffer solution. 

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 3rd Mediterranean Photonics Conference, MePhoCo 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479948185
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventMediterranean Photonics Conference 2014 - Trani, Italy
Duration: 7 May 20149 May 2014
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceMediterranean Photonics Conference 2014
Abbreviated titleMePhoCo 2014


  • Immunosensor
  • Interleukin-6
  • Label-free sensor
  • Photonic crystal

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