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This paper reports a novel magneto-photonic colloidal based biosensor which is embedded in chitosan-gelatin hydrogel. This sensor is capable of detecting interleukin-6 quantitatively and this nanophotonic based mechanism has been devised with an intent to monitor interleukin-6 real-time in septic patients with higher degree burns where hydrogel can be used as burn coverage.

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It provides an embedded biosensing mechanism which can be utilized to devise high-fidelity sensors for point-of-care device development.

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This page is a summary of: Nanophotonics based label free detection mechanism for real-time monitoring of interleukin-6, Nanoscale, January 2020, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/d0nr01151g.
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