Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

5-10-2011

Abstract

A method for determining a concentration of a contaminant in a first sample is described. The method includes producing the first sample, adding a plurality of immuno-beads to a test substance; exposing a crystal microbalance immunosensor to the first sample; determining a change in a first motional resistance of the crystal microbalance immunosensor following exposure to the first sample (Delta R1); and determining the concentration of the contaminant in the first sample according to Delta R1.

Department

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Patent Number

US7939343

Application Number

US20080206791

Application Published

8-28-2008

Application Filed

9-24-2007

Assignee

Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The invention was made with United States government support under Grant Number USDA/CREES 99-34211-7563 awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture. The United States government has certain rights in this invention.

Yanbin Li, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Xiao-Li Su, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

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