Raman spectroscopy towards clinical application: drug monitoring and pathogen identification

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Raman spectroscopy is a label-free method that measures quickly and contactlessly, providing detailed information from the sample, and has proved to be an ideal tool for medical and life science research. In this review, recent advances of the technique towards drug monitoring and pathogen identification by the Jena Research Groups are reviewed. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and ultraviolet resonance Raman spectroscopy in hollow-core optical fibres enable the detection of drugs at low concentrations as shown for the metabolites of the immunosuppressive drug 6-mercaptopurine as well as antimalarial agents. Furthermore, Raman spectroscopy can be used to characterise pathogenic bacteria in infectious diseases directly from body fluids, making time-consuming cultivation processes dispensable. Using the example of urinary tract infection, it is shown how bacteria can be identified from patients' urine samples within <1h.><3.5h) identification of antibiotic resistance as shown exemplarily for vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

SEEK ID: https://data.chembiosys.de/publications/19

PubMed ID: 26612228

Projects: Z02

Journal: Int J Antimicrob Agents

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Date Published: 6th Nov 2015

Authors: U. Neugebauer, Petra Rösch, Jürgen Popp

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