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Paper 13006-15

CANCELED: SERS and LSRP sensors for rapid, qualitative and quantitative SARS-CoV-2 virus detection

8 April 2024 • 18:10 - 18:10 CEST | Etoile B, Niveau/Level 1


Amid the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, traditional virus detection methods like RT-qPCR face limitations in terms of infrastructure and processing time. This has spurred the development of agile diagnostic technologies, emphasizing non-invasive and rapid testing. Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) have emerged as promising alternatives. SERS, amplifying Raman signals through metal nanostructures, offers high sensitivity, high specificity, rapid response, qualitative and quantitative analysis enhanced by recent innovations like multiwell-array substrates. Integration with machine learning refines SERS's diagnostic capabilities, enabling rapid and accurate identification of SARS-CoV-2. LSPR, leveraging light-metal nanoparticle interactions, revolutionizes rapid viral detection, especially with the development of portable handheld devices. These devices enable real-time, on-site testing, proving crucial in managing infectious disease outbreaks. Their applications extend beyond SARS-CoV-2, holding potential for various pathogens.


Sebastian Huelck
tec5USA, Inc. (United States)
From June 2010 to July 2013, I served as the Regional Marketing Manager EMEA for Power and Lighting Solutions and Interface Products at NXP Semiconductors in Munich, Germany. Leading a team of Field Application Engineers, our focus included SMPS technologies. Simultaneously, I played a pivotal role in marketing NXP's Interface Products. From August 2013 to July 2018, I was the Director Segment LightSpeed (Optoelectronics) at EBV Elektronik in Germany. Leading the Pan-European LightSpeed Team, we drove optoelectronics innovation, advancing Solid State and Specialty Lighting technologies. Projects ranged from CCT-controllable shop lighting to Automotive headlamps and IR-based ADAS. Since August 2018, I've been the CEO of tec5USA in Plainview, New York. Specializing in process spectrometers, we focus on UV-Vis, NIR, and Raman spectroscopy. Our solutions enable real-time composition analysis in semicon manufacturing, oil & gas, chemistry, food and bev and pharma.
Application tracks: AI/ML
Sebastian Huelck
tec5USA, Inc. (United States)