Optical detection of molecular beacons in microfluidic devices


Conference Paper

© 2000 IEEE. Hybridization and detection of E. coli ribosomal RNA with molecular beacons labeled with a fluorescent dye Is achieved in a microfluidic device. The device consists of a four ports mixing chamber, where the probes and the target molecules mix by diffusion. The weak fluorescent signal is detected by two large core optical fibers that are placed on both sides of the channel and collect the light emitted in both directions. The fibers are coupled to a spectrophotometer. The detection limit for the system is 0.2 ftnol.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Balberg, M; Hristova, R; Brady, DJ; Beebe, DJ; Raskin, L

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

  • 1st Annual International Ieee Embs Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 425 - 428

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0780366034

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780780366039

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/MMB.2000.893820

Citation Source

  • Scopus