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TRI/Princeton Receives NIH Grant "Nanofibrous Supports for Biomedical Sensors"

Princeton, NJ. January 7th, 2004

TRI/Princetonís Center for Modeling and Characterization of Nanoporous Materials recently received a two-year exploratory project from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) entitled "Nanofibrous Supports for Biomedical Sensors" under the program Development of Advanced Biomaterials. The project will be performed under the direction of TRI/Princeton Research Director Dr. Alexander V. Neimark.

Nanofibrous supports (NFS) are high-area permeable supports fabricated from conductive polymers and carbon nanotubes. The main focus of this research will be to develop novel nanofibrous supports for biosensor encasing and to design NFS-based biosensor nanofluidic systems. Nanofibrous supports with designed hierarchical pore structure architecture can provide a unique environment to monitor the vital statistics and biological functions of humans, due to controlled fluid delivery and retention, and ability to facilitate direct electron transfer.

The NIH grant was submitted in conjunction with Professor Plamen Atanassov from the Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Mexico. Other collaborators include Dr. Heidi Schreuder-Gibson of the US Army Soldier Biological & Chemical Command at the Natick Soldier Center and Dr. Phillipe Poulin at the National Center for Scientific Research in Bordeaux, France.

For more information the NIH Grant and the research performed at TRI/Princetonís Center for Modeling and Characterization of Nanoporous Materials, please click here

TRI/Princeton was founded in 1930 as the Textile Research Institute to help the American textile industry stay competitive. Over the decades, TRI has evolved into a full-service research and testing facility, specializing in hair, fibers, porous materials, polymers, and films. TRI provides research solutions to a wide variety of domestic and international industrial companies, governmental organizations, and academic institutions.

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