UV-Vis Spectra-Activated Droplet Sorting for Label-Free Chemical Identification and Collection of Drople

Duncombe, Todd and Ponti, Aron and Seebeck, Florian Peter and Dittrich, Petra. (2021) UV-Vis Spectra-Activated Droplet Sorting for Label-Free Chemical Identification and Collection of Drople. Analytical Chemistry, 93 (38). pp. 13008-13013.

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We introduce the UV-vis spectra-activated droplet sorter (UVADS) for high-throughput label-free chemical identification and enzyme screening. In contrast to previous absorbance-based droplet sorters that relied on single-wavelength absorbance in the visible range, our platform collects full UV-vis spectra from 200 to 1050 nm at up to 2100 spectra per second. Our custom-built open-source software application, "SpectraSorter," enables real-time data processing, analysis, visualization, and selection of droplets for sorting with any set of UV-vis spectral features. An optimized UV-vis detection region extended the absorbance path length for droplets and allowed for the direct protein quantification down to 10 μM of bovine serum albumin at 280 nm. UV-vis spectral data can distinguish a variety of different chemicals or spurious events (such as air bubbles) that are inaccessible at a single wavelength. The platform is used to measure ergothionase enzyme activity from monoclonal microcolonies isolated in droplets. In a label-free manner, we directly measure the ergothioneine substrate to thiourocanic acid product conversion while tracking the microcolony formation. UVADS represents an important new tool for high-throughput label-free in-droplet chemical analysis
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Molecular Bionics (Seebeck)
UniBasel Contributors:Seebeck, Florian Peter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Society
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