Biosensors / Devices

New Breath Monitor Detects Flu Virus

February 13, 2017
A new tool has been developed to sniff out the flu: a hand-held breath monitor that detects the flu virus. The invention is the work of Perena Gouma, a professor in the Materials...

Nanostraw Tool Samples Cells without Destruction

February 23, 2017
Using nanostraws, scientists can now sample cell contents without disrupting a cell's natural processes. The new tool was developed by researchers at Stanford, and it is hoped...

Graphene Detects Brain Cancer Cells

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December 20, 2016
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have used graphene to identify a single hyperactive cancerous brain cell, according to a report published this week. The...

Catalyzing Commercialization: DNA Sequencing: A New Diagnostic Tool for the Oil Industry

November
2016
Catalyzing Commercialization
The U.S. oil industry is trying to do more with less, as operators seek to maximize reservoir production during a period of low oil prices. Producers are looking for cost-effective technology advances that can give them a competitive advantage to maintain profitability. One such technology may come from an unlikely source: the Human Genome Project.

New Sensor Banishes Bad Beer

May 27, 2016
Researchers in Madrid have developed a polymer sensor that aims to spare drinkers from the taste of stale beer.

Engineers Develop Tattoo to Monitor Blood Alcohol

August 4, 2016
Not sure if you’ve had one too many? Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a small, flexible sensor that can answer that question. The sensor measures...

New Bandage Glows in Presence of Infection

December 22, 2015
British researchers have created a bandage that warns of common infections by turning a fluorescent green within four hours of pathogen detection. While a bandage often helps to...

CEP: News Update

July
2016
News Update
Iceland CCS Project Stores CO2 Permanently as Minerals An international team of scientists has demonstrated for the first time that anthropogenic CO 2 can be effectively captured and permanently stored by injecting it into volcanic bedrock. A Mild...

Developing a Strategy for Constructing Modular Biosensors

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:30pm-3:00pm
The rapidly increasing toolbox of synthetic biology has allowed numerous advances in the engineering of metabolic pathways. One tool that is largely...

Effect of Anti-Apoptosis Genes On Clarification Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 3:45pm-4:00pm
Optimal bioreactor harvest time is typically determined based on maximizing product titer without compromising product quality. We suggest that ease...

Optofluidic SERS Devices for Biomolecular Detection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2009 - 7:00pm
Recently, Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has attracted great attention because of its high sensitivity, label-free detection, and low...

Stability and Reactivity of Enzymatic Papers

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2009 - 7:00pm
Bioactive papers and paper diagnostics are getting a reality for their low cost, selectivity and application flexibility. Critical is the thermal...
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