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Nanodevices for DNA Analysis

Nucleic Acids Structure and Mapping

  1. Madhumita Mahalanabis,
  2. Catherine M. Klapperich

Published Online: 15 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a9207

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Mahalanabis, M. and Klapperich, C. M. 2011. Nanodevices for DNA Analysis. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

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  1. Boston University, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUN 2011


In this chapter, we review some of the most promising technologies in the fields of microfluidics and nanotechnology. Although our focus is on DNA analytical devices for microbial diagnostics and disease detection, many of the technologies also have applications for protein detection, cancer diagnostics and imaging, flow cytometry, and immunoassays. Applications and advances in the areas of nanopore technology, nanoparticle-based assays, cantilever arrays, and other biosensors are covered.