Scientific article: Measuring DNA-amplification with waveguide plasmonics
First-time monitoring of DNA rolling circle amplification with a biosensor
Within a master thesis at the AIT, our student Ms. Bernadette Lechner and colleagues developed a novel way of following the amplification of DNA from a surface. The unique way light is trapped at the interface of gold films and can propagate in polymer films close to the surface was used for the breakthrough. Such sensors could find applications, e.g., in multiplexed virus detection and other pathogen detection. This proof-of-concept was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.