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Antibody-antigen interactions in blood typing for paper diagnostics and surface plasmon resonance analysis

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posted on 02.03.2017, 23:31 by Then, Whui Lyn
Paper-based analytical devices (PADs) can provide a quick, inexpensive and simple detection method for medical diagnostics. The aim of this research is to better understand the antibody-antigen interactions of non-ABO and non-RhD phenotypes in order to develop a robust test which can uniformly detect all blood types using paper diagnostics. However, methods quantifying these antibody-antigen interactions are limited. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) can quantify interactions between biomolecules. In this thesis a fully regenerable, multi-functional platform for quantitative blood group phenotyping via SPR detection was achieved for the first time by covalently immobilizing an antibody, anti-human IgG, to the chip surface.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Gil Garnier

Additional supervisor 1

Marie-Isabel Aguilar

Year of Award

2016

Department, School or Centre

Chemical Engineering

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering