Electrochemical method for detecting water born pathogens

by Fritsch, Ingrid; Beitle, Jr, Robert R.; Aguilar, Zoraida P.

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A novel surface immobilization electrochemical assay that allows for rapid, accurate and highly sensitive detection of microorganisms and biological molecules is described. Known surface immobilization methods are utilized to bind an analyte to a surface. A binding material with a covalently attached electroactive complex generates electrical current in the presence of analyte. An electrode is used to detect the current that is directly related to the concentration of analyte. The invention is especially suitable for detection of Cryptosporidium parvum.

Patent Number
US7456028
Application Number
US20030108922
Publication Year
2008
URL
http://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/96/