Nano Bugle

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Optical and Electrochemical Nanosensors

Image obtained from www.ait.ac.at

Image obtained from http://www.ait.ac.at

A group of researchers from the Basque technological centre CIDETEC-IK4, the Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and University of Berkeley have developed highly sensitive electrochemical sensors to detect possible mutations in the DNA faster than it was to moment.

These nanosensors use a single nanotransistor which cable is a simply carbon nanotube and allow the development of optical and electrochemical nanosensors, enabling the detection of DNA probes without the need for modification to increase the sensitivity of the system.

In the future, these nanosensors could be used to detect other molecules, and for studies of genetic diseases.

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September 7, 2009 Posted by | Nanobiology, Nanoelectronics, Nanomedicine | , , | Leave a comment