Confocal laser scanning microscopy of nanoparticles applied to immunosorbent assays

Ghafari, H., 2011. Confocal laser scanning microscopy of nanoparticles applied to immunosorbent assays. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.


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The aim of this project was to demonstrate and develop a confocal readout method for fluorescent immunosorbent assays and investigate its potential advantages in comparison to traditional immunoassays. The key point of a confocal immunosorbent assay is the ability to detect the thin layer of immunoassay in the presence of unbound fluorescent reagents without washing the overlayer. Heterogeneous and homogeneous sandwich immunoassays of human IgG model were demonstrated successfully followed by the use of an empirical decomposition method for quantitative separation of the signals of the thin fluorescent assay layer from the overlayer. The detection limits for the homogeneous and heterogeneous formats of the model were 2.2 and 5.5 ng/ml, respectively. The application of confocal microscopy in kinetic analysis of the antigen-antibody reaction of the human IgG model was studied for homogeneous and heterogeneous formats and two fluorescent labels antibodies (FITC and QDs).

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Ghafari, H.
Date: 2011
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 09:33

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