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2014-02-25 06:25:25

Michael Baum, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have demonstrated that they can make sensitive chemical analyses of minute samples of nanoparticles by, essentially, roasting them on top of a quartz crystal. The NIST-developed technique, "microscale thermogravimetric analysis," holds promise for studying nanomaterials in biology and the environment, where...

2011-10-31 22:42:59

From detecting pathogens in blood samples to the study of protein synthesis, Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) sensors have many uses in modern biology. In this technique, antibodies anchored to gold electrodes on a piece of quartz crystal act like the "hooks" on the sticky side of a Velcro strap, grabbing molecules of interest as they pass by. The more molecule-sensing antibodies on the surface of the sensor, the more sensitive the QCM device's detection capabilities. Unfortunately, some...

2010-04-29 06:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan recognizes MS Tech Ltd and its Sensor R&D Center with the 2010 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation for its patented High-Frequency Quartz Crystal Microbalance (HF-QCM) sensor technology. This novel sensor technology meets the multiple applications industry needs of detection sensors with high sensitivity, selectivity, accuracy and speed. (Logo:...


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