Detecting Disease Biomarkers Using Nanocavities and Nanoparticle Composites

Robert J. Forster, Colm Mallon, Anitha Devadoss, Tia E. Keyes

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The convergence of electrochemistry, materials, photonics and biomedical science at the nanoscale opens up significant opportunities for developing advanced sensors. In this contribution, we present examples of our use of nanometer dimensioned electrodes, nanocavities and nanoparticle-metallopolymer composites to create high sensitivity detection platforms and materials for detecting proteins and nucleic acids. The application of these approaches in the diagnosis and prognosis of cancers such as neuroblastoma, as well as point-of-care detection of infectious disease, will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012001
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2011


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