Accession Number:

AD1041400

Title:

Innovative Computational Waterborne Pathogen Research for Chemical/Biological Detection

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,15 Aug 2009,14 Aug 2010

Corporate Author:

University of Maryland College Park United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

We are developing a device consisting of multiple parallel microcantilevers that will be used to detect pathogens in fluid-based environments. These microfabricated devices will allow water samples to be surveyed and monitored in real time. They will be highly sensitive and extremely accurate. The parallel MEMS cantilever-based platform that we are developing is based on nucleic acid pathogen signatures that are identified using software that we have developed. The initial prototype devices have low background and exquisite sensitivity to test target sequences. The completed devices are expected to allow the detection of small numbers of pathogens with a high degree of confidence. With the combined expertise of life scientists, engineers, and computational biologists, MPRI is uniquely positioned to develop, expand, and oversee this project.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE