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Optical biosensing of Streptococcus agalactiae based on core/shell magnetic nanoparticle-quantum dot

An immunomagnetic optical probe based on a core/shell magnetic nanoparticle–quantum dot was fabricated for detection of Streptococcus agalactiae, the causative agent of pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. The silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles conjugated with anti-S. agalactiae monoclonal antibody provided high specificity for pre-enrichment of bacteria from biological samples with a complex matrix such as milk. Compared with conventional methods such as culture and molecular techniques, the combination of fluorescent quantum dot and magnetic nanoparticle enhanced the sensitivity and speed of bacterial identification. The bio-functionalized fluorescent-magnetic nanoparticles were characterized by TEM, SEM, VSM, XRD, DLS, and FTIR and applied to the detection of S. agalactiae with a limit of 10 and 102 CFU/mL in PBS and milk, respectively. This immunomagnetic optical probe can be …

Journal Papers
Month/Season: 
December
Year: 
2019
Optical biosensing of Streptococcus agalactiae based on core/shell magnetic nanoparticle-quantum dot | Dr. Alireza Allafchian

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