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Sensors 2018, 18(3), 691; doi:10.3390/s18030691

Label-Free Quantification of Anti-TNF-α in Patients Treated with Adalimumab Using an Optical Biosensor

Evidence-Based Therapeutics Group, Clinical Pharmacology, Universidad de La Sabana, 140013 Chía, Colombia
Riesgo de Fractura S.A.-CAYRE, 110221 Bogotá, Colombia
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Received: 5 December 2017 / Revised: 14 February 2018 / Accepted: 15 February 2018 / Published: 26 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Label-Free Biosensors)
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This study describes the development of an immunosensory label-free quantification methodology based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and its applicability in measuring/evaluating therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of anti-TNF-α monoclonal antibody (adalimumab) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. The experimental parameters evaluated in this study were immobilising ligands by pre-concentration assays, sensor surface regeneration, ascertaining the method’s sensitivity and correlating the results from quantifying plasma samples by ELISA immunoassay. The results showed that TNF-α quantification values (in RU) were significantly different when comparing patients (~50–250 RU) to controls (~10–20 RU). Likewise, there was 0.97 correlation for patients and 0.91 for healthy volunteers using SPR and ELISA comparison methodologies. SPR immunosensory detection provided a precise, sensitive strategy, along with real-time determination, for quantifying adalimumab, having great potential for clinical routine regarding TDM. View Full-Text
Keywords: biological drug; therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM); optical biosensor biological drug; therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM); optical biosensor

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Bustos, R.H.; Zapata, C.; Esteban, E.; García, J.-C.; Jáuregui, E.; Jaimes, D. Label-Free Quantification of Anti-TNF-α in Patients Treated with Adalimumab Using an Optical Biosensor. Sensors 2018, 18, 691.

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