The Unit of Biodetection belonging to the U4- NANBIOSIS has been recently upgraded with new optics and microfluidic components to improve its performance and increase its competitiveness with other similar equipment in the market.
The Unit of Biodetection, a Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) biosensor, available at the Unit is a highly sensitive device that allows the monitoring of biomolecular interactions in a real time label-free configuration.The optical device is based on the detection of the refractive index changes occurring in the sensing surface (i.e. metallic surface), which in turn can be related to mass changes as those occurring as a result of binding/desorption processes. With this actuation, some components have been updated (i.e. flow injection pimps, light sources, and spectrophotometer for signal output, among others) in order to increase the performance of the current design.
The ERDF funding was also used to update the UV/O3 Cleaner of the Biodeposition Unit belonging to the same NANBIOSIS Unit 4