Towards an integrated optofluidic system for highly sensitive detection of antibiotics in seawater incorporating bimodal waveguide photonic biosensors and complex, active microfluidics

C. Szydzik, A. F. Gavela, J. Roccisano, S. Herranz De Andrés, A. Mitchell, L. M. Lechuga

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We present recent results on the realisation and demonstration of an integrated optofluidic lab-on-a-chip measurement system. The system consists of an integrated on-chip automated microfluidic fluid handling subsystem, coupled with bimodal nano-interferometer waveguide technology, and is applied in the context of detection of antibiotics in seawater. The bimodal waveguide (BMWG) is a highly sensitive label-free biosensor. Integration of complex microfluidic systems with bimodal waveguide technology enables on-chip sample handling and fluid processing capabilities and allows for significant automation of experimental processes. The on-chip fluid-handling subsystem is realised through the integration of pneumatically actuated elastomer pumps and valves, enabling high temporal resolution sample and reagent delivery and facilitating multiplexed detection processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSPIE BioPhotonics Australasia
EditorsEwa M. Goldys, Mark R. Hutchinson
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781510604346
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventSPIE BioPhotonics Australasia 2016 - Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 17 Oct 201619 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSPIE BioPhotonics Australasia 2016
CityNorth Terrace, Adelaide

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