Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

A Simple Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor for Detection and Quantification of Recombinant Human Epidermal Growth Factor (rhEGF) in Escherichia Coli Crude Extract

Associate Professor Tau Chuan Ling
Department of Process and Food Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM, Serdang, Malaysia

Abstract: A reliable detection and quantification assay is important in order to monitor the performance of recombinant human epidermal growth factor (rhEGF) recovery process. Knowing the benefits offered by the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor, a rhEGF analysis method employing the commercially available BIAcore 3000 equipment was developed by using polyclonal anti-EGF antibody as the capture ligand. The linearity of the assay (determined using the authentic human epidermal growth factor) was found to be in the range of 25 - 250 ng/mL. The performance of the developed assay was further evaluated in terms of accuracy, precision (intra and inter-assay), detection and quantification limit. The practical applicability of the assay was justified as a high accuracy (within 10% recovery of the target) and precision (less than 3.4% CV) were obtained for Escherichia coli crude extract samples. The assay was highly reproducible given that the intra- and inter-assay precision obtained were less than 20 % CV. A considerably high sensitivity was also achieved with 8.0 ng/mL of quantification limit.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Ling Tau Chuan obtained his PhD (specialized in the biochemical engineering) from the University of Birmingham, UK in 2002. He then joined Universiti Putra Malaysia as a lecturer and has been serving the Department of Process and Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. He is the research coordinator in the department. He has published more than 60 papers in leading scientific journals and conference proceedings. He is an Editorial Board Member to the scientific journal namely, The Open Biotechnology Journal since 2007. He is appointed as a visiting professor at Yuan Ze University, Taiwan from 20 November 2007 to 20 December 2007.



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