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July 1st, 2009

Moxtek, Philips to Co-Develop Novel Array

Abstract:
Looking to extend its nanophotonics business into the life-sciences market, Moxtek is co-developing with Philips Research a new microarray platform that it intends to outlicense to an as-yet unidentified life sciences player.

The platform, called the wire-grid microarray chip, will offer high surface-specificity and suppression of background signals, and could provide improved quantitative detection of biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids.

The WGM works by illuminating a grid of metal nanowires with polarized excitation light, and detecting the fluorescence generated by target molecules bound to capture probes on the substrate between the nanowires.

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