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January 7th, 2004

Nanosphere's newest detector zeros in on specific diseases

Nanosphere Inc., a privately held life sciences company headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., is adding protein detection capabilities to its line of nanotech-based molecular detection tools. Developed by Northwestern University researcher and Nanosphere co-founder Chad Mirkin, the new technique uses gold nanoparticles and short strands of “barcode” DNA to detect the presence of disease-specific molecules in the human body.


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