Date: May 28, 2013 Source: genomeweb (
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Nanohmics of Austin, Tex., has received US Patent No. 8,450,131, "Imprinted semiconductor multiplex detection array." The described sensor includes a set of semiconducting nanotraces, each with a width of less than 100 nanometers. According to the patent, such arrays may be used for multiplex detection of chemical and biomolecular species, or may be combined with parallel synthesis of anchor probe libraries to provide a multiplex diagnostic device. Suggested applications include gas phase sensing, chemical sensing, and solution-phase biomolecular sensing.