Journal of Biophotonics

Cover image for Vol. 10 Issue 8

Editor: Jürgen Popp

Impact Factor: 4.328

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 10/92 (Optics); 12/77 (BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH METHODS); 15/72 (Biophysics)

Online ISSN: 1864-0648

Associated Title(s): Laser & Photonics Reviews

5_8-9/2012Cover Picture: J. Biophotonics 8–9/2012

Photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence (PCEF) is used to amplify the output from a protein microarray used to detect breast cancer biomarkers. Using nanoimprint lithography, an entire quartz microscope slide is covered with a photonic crystal nanostructure. The photo shows fourteen liquid test samples, containing biomarkers over a range of concentrations, applied as droplets to individual photonic crystals. The goal of this work is to develop a rapid, sensitive, and multiplexed detection of cancer biomarkers within a single droplet of blood. (Picture: B. Cunningham and R. C. Zangar, pp. 617–628, in this issue)

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