Trends in SPR Cytometry: Advances in Label-Free Detection of Cell Parameters

R.B.M. Schasfoort (Corresponding Author), Fekri Abali, Ivan Stojanovic, Gestur Vidarsson, Leon Terstappen

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SPR cytometry entails the measurement of parameters from intact cells using the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) phenomenon. Specific real-time and label-free binding of living cells to sensor surfaces has been made possible through the availability of SPR imaging (SPRi) instruments and researchers have started to explore its potential in the last decade. Here we will discuss the mechanisms of detection and additionally describe the problems and issues of mammalian cells in SPR biosensing, both from our own experience and with information from the literature. Finally, we build on the knowledge and applications that has already materialized in this field to give a forecast of some exciting applications for SPRi cytometry.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102
Number of pages11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2018


  • cytometry
  • surface plasmon resonance
  • single-cell secretion
  • SPR imaging


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