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Biosensor Nanoparticle

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The Astrobiology Center has filed a patent for a process for the synthesis of a nanoparticle composed of three layers that can be used as sensitive to magnetic fields biosensors. This nanoparticle consists of a magnetic core, an intermediate layer to ensure adhesion and an outer layer of gold.

The patent applied has been the result of interdisciplinary work involving the Astrobiology Center, the Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales and the Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica.

In the survey, composite nanoparticles have been synthesized by a magnetic core, a layer of silica and a final layer of metal on which are immobilized biosensor molecules of natural or artificial with a wide range of applications.


October 9, 2009 - Posted by | Nanobiology, Nanomaterials | ,

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