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January 26th, 2006

Alberta And HP Expand Research Relationship

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The nanoscale research effort, which will involve the National Institute for Nanotechnology of the National Research Council (NRC), is envisioned to focus on the development of tiny sensors that could provide significant benefits in medical and environmental diagnostics. Nanoscale sensors could aid in diagnosing diseases such as cancer while the patient is still in the doctor's office, instead of having to wait for results from a lab, decreasing time-to-treatment and increasing cost-effectiveness. Nanoscale sensors could also be useful in environmental diagnostics by aiding in the analysis of ground water and air quality. The proposed nanosensor research also includes the integration of nanomaterials into microsystems which could enable more time, energy and cost efficient nanoscale sensors.

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