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Nanotechnology to Improve Electrochemical Bio-sensing

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In his famous lecture on nanotechnology held at California Institute of Technology in 1959, Richard Phillip Feynman said that “Biology is not simply writing information; it is doing something about it. A biological system can be exceedingly small. Many of the cells are very tiny, but they are very active.” Accordingly, nanotechnology seems to have a special relationship with biology. Modern nanotechnology applied to biology may recover a such special link. Nanotechnology plays out at the same scale as biological molecules and, thus, it provides new opportunities to operate on biological systems. This means we can improve the characteristics of materials by involving biological molecules with control at the nanoscale. Thinking about fully electronic sensing on biological systems, this opens up the new branch of electrochemical nano-biosensing.

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Carbon Nanotubes Gold Nanoparticles Glassy Carbon Electrode Graphene Sheet Graphene Layer 
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  1. 1.Fac. Informatique et Communications, Labo. Systèmes Intégrés (LSI)EPFLLausanneSwitzerland

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