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Compositions, devices and methods for SERS and LSPR

United States Patent

January 14, 2014
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The present invention relates to compositions, devices and methods for detecting microorganisms (e.g., anthrax). In particular, the present invention provides portable, surface-enhanced Raman biosensors, and associated substrates, and methods of using the same, for use in rapidly detecting and identifying microorganisms (e.g., anthrax).
Van Duyne; Richard P. (Wilmette, IL), Zhang; Xiaoyu (Urbana, IL), Zhao; Jing (Evanston, IL), Whitney; Alyson V. (Chicago, IL), Elam; Jeffrey W. (Elmhurst, IL), Schatz; George C. (Evanston, IL), Stair; Peter C. (Northbrook, IL), Zou; Shengli (Oviedo, FL), Young; Matthew (Allen, MI), Lyandres; Olga (Chicago, IL)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
11/ 846,352
August 28, 2007
This invention was made with government support under DMR-0076097, DMR-0520519, DMR-0520513, EEC-0118025 and CHE-0414554 awarded by the National Science Foundation, under F49620-02-1-0381 awarded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research MURI, and under DE-FG02-03ER15457 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention. The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the United States Government and The University of Chicago and/or pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the United States Government and UChicago Argonne, LLC representing Argonne National Laboratory.