Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Dielectric Properties of Monoclonal Antibodies to Influenza Using Terahertz Spectroscopy

From the Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on Opto-Electronics Engineering and Information Science (ICOEIS 2011)

Abstract. In this paper we use terahertz spectroscopy to study the effects of the monoclonal antibody to influenza A and the monoclonal antibody to influenza B. The complex permittivity was measured over the frequency range 0.1-1.7 THz.
The investigated antibodies can be distinguished by the frequency dependence of the dielectric properties. Therefore terahertz spectroscopy may be useful for medical diagnoses where the presence of antibodies is indicative of disease.

...TPI Imaga 1000 (TeraView Limited, Cambridge, UK) was used to determine the
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