SERS-based detection of the antibiotic ceftriaxone in spiked fresh plasma and microdialysate matrix by using silver-functionalized silicon nanowire substrates

Chen Liu, Célia Franceschini, Susanne Weber, Tony Dib, Poting Liu, Long Wu, Edoardo Farnesi, Wen shu Zhang, Vladimir Sivakov, Peter B. Luppa, Jürgen Popp, Dana Cialla-May

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Abstract

Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is an important tool in precision medicine as it allows estimating pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic effects of drugs in clinical settings. An accurate, fast and real-time determination of the drug concentrations in patients ensures fast decision-making processes at the bedside to optimize the clinical treatment. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), which is based on the application of metallic nanostructured substrates to amplify the inherent weak Raman signal, is a promising technique in medical research due to its molecular specificity and trace sensitivity accompanied with short detection times. Therefore, we developed a SERS-based detection scheme using silicon nanowires decorated with silver nanoparticles, fabricated by means of top-down etching combined with chemical deposition, to detect the antibiotic ceftriaxone (CRO) in spiked fresh plasma and microdialysis samples. We successfully detected CRO in both matrices with an LOD of 94 μM in protein-depleted fresh plasma and 1.4 μM in microdialysate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125697
JournalTalanta
Volume271
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2024
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ceftriaxone
  • Fresh plasma
  • Microdialysate
  • Nanoparticles
  • Quantitative analysis
  • SERS
  • Silicon nanowires
  • Silver
  • TDM

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