Technology & Engineering
Multi-sensing Nanoscale Biochips
Advances in micro/nanofabrication technologies and the discovery of abundant nanoscale materials have now opened up new possibilities for developing novel bioelectronic sensors which hold great potential for applications in a wide variety of areas, ranging from diagnosis of life-threatening diseases to point-of-care diagnosis.
Researchers at QMUL have developed a novel solution‑processable (hence low cost) platform for assembling different molecular building-blocks (for example proteins and aptamers) between independent carbon nanoelectrodes in order to allow ultrahigh sensitivity with simultaneous detection of multiple biological targets on a single-biochip at low fabrication costs. It could also provide a biocompatible and flexible platform for the low cost fabrication of miniaturized biosensing devices with applications in wearable and/or implantable products.