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A nanopore-ARROW biosensor for life detection
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Paper Abstract

Recent developments in nanopore analysis of macromolecules and liquid-core optical waveguides have the potential to allow fabrication of fully planar optofluidic labs-on-a-chip. Nanopores are able to detect single molecules of biopolymers such as DNA and proteins, and liquid-core antiresonant reflecting optical (ARROW) waveguides also have this capability. We are developing an instrument that combines the strengths of both approaches which we believe will lead to a high-performance, low-cost instrument suitable for life detection on planetary surfaces such as Mars and Europa.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6694, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology X, 669411 (1 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732235
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David Deamer, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Holger Schmidt, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Aaron R. Hawkins, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6694:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology X
Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Y. Rozanov; Paul C. W. Davies, Editor(s)

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