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Biosensors 2013, 3(3), 283-285; doi:10.3390/bios3030283

Micro and Nanotechnologies Enhanced Biomolecular Sensing

Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Oncology, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Received: 2 July 2013 / Accepted: 3 July 2013 / Published: 5 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nano and Micro DNA/RNA Sensors)
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This editorial summarizes some of the recent advances of micro and nanotechnology-based tools and devices for biomolecular detection. These include the incorporation of nanomaterials into a sensor surface or directly interfacing with molecular probes to enhance target detection via more rapid and sensitive responses, and the use of self-assembled organic/inorganic nanocomposites that inhibit exceptional spectroscopic properties to enable facile homogenous assays with efficient binding kinetics. Discussions also include some insight into microfluidic principles behind the development of an integrated sample preparation and biosensor platform toward a miniaturized and fully functional system for point of care applications.
Keywords: microfluidics; nanoparticles; quantum dots; disease diagnostics; DNA/RNA detection microfluidics; nanoparticles; quantum dots; disease diagnostics; DNA/RNA detection
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