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New Nanomaterials Findings from University College Cork Reported (Nanomaterials in carbohydrate biosensors)

July 30, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Fresh data on Nanomaterials are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Cork, Ireland, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Nanomaterials have received much attention for their fascinating catalytic activity, large surface area, and excellent photonic and electronic features. These characteristic properties have been used to improve the sensitivity and the specificity of biosensors."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from University College Cork, "This article reviews nanomaterials, including metal nanoparticles (NPs), carbon materials, quantum dots, magnetic NPs and silicon NPs, and evaluates their different functions when applied to the construction of carbohydrate biosensors. Furthermore, we discuss specialized nanomaterials, e.g., photo-to-electron conversion nanomaterials, upconverting NPs, composite nanomaterials and nanopores."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Finally, we present applications of nanomaterial-based carbohydrate biosensors, including profiling of carbohydrate-lectin interaction, cancer-cell and pathogen detection, and glycosylation analysis."

For more information on this research see: Nanomaterials in carbohydrate biosensors. Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 2014;58():54-70. Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England (see also Nanomaterials).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.Z. Wang, University College Cork, Dept. of Chem, Life Sci Grp, Cork, Ireland. Additional authors for this research include K. Qu, L.H. Tang, Z.L. Li, E. Moore, X.Q. Zeng, Y. Liu and J.H. Li.

Keywords for this news article include: Cork, Ireland, Europe, Bioengineering, Bionanotechnology, Biosensing, Biotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Nanobiotechnology, Nanomaterial, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology

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Source: Biotech Week

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