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Published September 13, 2006 | Published
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Optical detection of asymmetric bacteria utilizing electro-orientation


We propose a bacterial detection scheme which uses no biochemical markers and can be applied in a Point-of-Care setting. The detection scheme aligns asymmetric bacteria with an electric field and detects the optical scattering.

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© 2006 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The authors thank Harvey L. Kasdan and Iris Diagnostics for providing samples of E. coli and acknowledge the Caltech Watson lab. The research was supported by the DARPA center for optofluidic integration.

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