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Sensors 2015, 15(6), 12983-12998;

Magnetic-Particle-Sensing Based Diagnostic Protocols and Applications

Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS), Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan
Research Promotion Center, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan
Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan
Department of Engineering Science, University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan
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Academic Editor: Shinya Maenosono
Received: 16 April 2015 / Revised: 18 May 2015 / Accepted: 19 May 2015 / Published: 4 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Inorganic Nanoparticles as Biomedical Probes)
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Magnetic particle-labeled biomaterial detection has attracted much attention in recent years for a number of reasons; easy manipulation by external magnetic fields, easy functionalization of the surface, and large surface-to-volume ratio, to name but a few. In this review, we report on our recent investigations into the detection of nano-sized magnetic particles. First, the detection by Hall magnetic sensor with lock-in amplifier and alternative magnetic field is summarized. Then, our approach to detect sub-200 nm diameter target magnetic particles via relatively large micoro-sized “columnar particles” by optical microscopy is described. Subsequently, we summarize magnetic particle detection based on optical techniques; one method is based on the scattering of the magnetically-assembled nano-sized magnetic bead chain in rotating magnetic fields and the other one is based on the reflection of magnetic target particles and porous silicon. Finally, we report recent works with reference to more familiar industrial products (such as smartphone-based medical diagnosis systems and magnetic removal of unspecific-binded nano-sized particles, or “magnetic washing”). View Full-Text
Keywords: magnetic particles; medical diagnosis; magnetic sensor; self-assembly; porous silicon magnetic particles; medical diagnosis; magnetic sensor; self-assembly; porous silicon

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Takamura, T.; Ko, P.J.; Sharma, J.; Yukino, R.; Ishizawa, S.; Sandhu, A. Magnetic-Particle-Sensing Based Diagnostic Protocols and Applications. Sensors 2015, 15, 12983-12998.

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