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Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are increasingly being used as ‘magnetic labels’ in medical diagnostics. Practical applications of MNPs necessitate reducing their non-specific interactions with sensor surfaces that result in noise in measurements. Here we describe the design and implementation of a sensing platform that incorporates circular shaped current lines that reduce non-specific binding by enabling the “magnetic washing” of loosely attached MNPs attached to the senor surface. Generating magnetic fields by passing electrical currents through the circular shaped current lines enabled the capture and collection of fluorescent MNPs that was more efficient and effective than straight current lines reported to-date. The use of fluorescent MNPs allows their optical detection rather than with widely used magnetoresistive sensors. As a result our approach is not affected by magnetic noise due to the flow of currents …
Publication date: 
1 Jul 2016

Jaiyam Sharma, Shunji Ishizawa, Ryoji Yukino, Tsukasa Takamura, Naohiro Hanyu, Hiroshi Yasuno, Hiroshi Handa, Adarsh Sandhu

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Volume: 9 Pages: 7-12
Sensing and bio-sensing research