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Use of Nanoparticles in Electronic Biosensors
Flash Sensor Inc., a subsidiary of Virogenomics, is working with Portland State University to develop a novel device for monitoring the interaction of biological molecules based on microelectronic sensor array technology. Their “Sensor System on Panel” seeks to revolutionize health care with a simple, low cost, point of care tool set for disease detection.
The project team has already been awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for initial development of the biosensor capability, while support from ONAMI seeks to extend the sensitivity and specificity of their device using nanoparticle labels, ultimately leading to performance which meets or exceeds standard assay tests.
Company Website: www.virogenomics.com