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Breakthrough in Nanodevice Synthesis Revolutionizes Biological Sensors
January 31, 2007
Researchers have developed a novel approach to synthesizing nanowires that, for the first time, allows direct integration with microelectronic systems. The devices are able to act as highly sensitive biomolecule detectors that could revolutionize biological diagnostic applications.
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