Fiber optic device for sensing analytes

  • US 20050113657A1
  • Filed: 11/26/2003
  • Published: 05/26/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/26/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for sensing a target analyte in a sample comprising:

  • an optical conduit having a proximal end and a distal end;

    an optical system at the proximal end of the optical conduit comprising at least one electromagnetic energy emitter and at least one electromagnetic energy detector; and

    a sensing element in optical proximity to the distal end of the optical conduit comprising at least one binding protein adapted to bind with at least one target analyte and at least one reporter group associated with the binding protein, wherein the reporter group is adapted to undergo a luminescence change upon binding of the binding protein to the target analyte, and optionally, at least one reference group.

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