Biosensors Made From Carbon and Polymer Composite Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Interim rept. 21 Jan-21 Jul 2003
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIV SPRINGFIELD
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The goal of this project is to develop a new class of biosensors using carbon and polymer based micro-electromechanical systems MEMS. This report discusses the progress to date on the individual tasks outlined in the proposal. Ion implanter equipment problems have delayed progress, but repairs on the implanter as well as obtaining outside implantation services has been conducted. Current progress has included investigation and refinement of the step-by-step process involved in the development of the CPMEMS. A method has been developed for successfully attaching antibodies to the carbon polymer material AuPSA where antigen binding has been observed, and we have shown using AFM that the poly-D-lysine used to attach the antibodies to the carbon polymer material has caused some non-specific binding. Work on the antigen collection system has led to an alternate technology method of collection.
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