Accession Number : ADA299943
Title : Antibody-Based Detection of Toxins of Biological Origin.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 92-Sep 93,
Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : Menking, Darrel E. ; Thompson, Roy G. ; Heitz, Jonathon M. ; Anis, Nabil A.
PDF Url : ADA299943
Report Date : SEP 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : A Fiber optic evanescent fluorosensor was used to detect the presence of toxins of biological origin. A direct competition assay was used for cholera toxin and staphylococcus entertoxin B, and an indirect competition assay for cholera, botulinum toxoid A and ricin. Detection of toxins for both methods was in the nanomolar range.
Descriptors : *FIBER OPTICS, *ENTEROTOXINS, *ANTIBODIES, *TOXINS AND ANTITOXINS, *STAPHYLOCOCCUS, *BACTERIAL TOXINS, DETECTION, RICIN, CHOLERA, CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM.
Subject Categories : Microbiology
Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE