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Closed Access item Microcantilever-based platforms as biosensing tools

Authors:Alvarez, Mar
Lechuga, Laura M.
Issue Date:2010
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
Citation:Analyst 135: 827-836 (2010)
Abstract:The fast and progressive growth of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields forces the development of new and powerful sensing techniques for process optimization and detection of biomolecules at very low concentrations. During the last years, the simplest MEMS structures, i.e. microcantilevers, have become an emerging and promising technology for biosensing applications, due to their small size, fast response, high sensitivity and their compatible integration into lab-on-a-chip devices. This article provides an overview of some of the most interesting bio-detections carried out during the last 2–3 years with the microcantilever-based platforms, which highlight the continuous expansion of this kind of sensor in the medical diagnosis field, reaching limits of detection at the single molecule level.
Description:10 páginas, 7 figuras, 1 tabla.
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b908503n
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10261/28002
ISSN:0003-2654
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