Surface Plasmon Resonance

Why Surface Plasmon Resonance?

The study of molecular binding processes is a key aspect to many fields of research. From life science to environmental safety, determining which molecules interact, how they interact, and why they interact can ultimately lead to more effective drugs, higher performance materials, cleaner air/water quality, and much more. Several technologies exist that may be utilized for such molecular binding studies, i.e. ELISA, QCM, and ITC. However, few encompass as many advantages as Surface Plasmon Resonance. SPR enables (1) high sensitivity, (2) label-free detection, (3) real-time monitoring, (4) low volume sample consumption, (5) quantitative evaluation, and (6) determination of kinetic rate constants. Furthermore, SPR is easy to perform and can be a cost-effective solution.

How Does Surface Plasmon Resonance Work?

Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) has emerged as a powerful detection technique due to its high sensitivity and label-free capability. This optical-based real-time detection method delivers superior results across diverse categories of research. Applications include life science, drug discovery, electrochemical analysis, food quality and safety, environmental science, and chemical sensor development.