The bio-barcode assay is a nanotechnology-based
method for capturing and
detecting proteins. It shows extraordinary
sensitivity in detecting certain antigens at
extremely low concentrations, now without
the use of the polymerase chain reaction
(PCR). This assay uses disease identification
biomarkers that cannot be used in the
conventional assays of today....
This report describes the development of
bioorganic small-molecule complexes for the
directed assembly of functional nanomaterials.
In particular, it examines the synthesis of
small acetylene-based organic precursors for
attaching DNA to form DNA/organic hybrids.
This work continues previous studies
demonstrating how DNA/polymer hybrid
composites have sharper melting points than