Nanotech 2005 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2005 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Medical Applications Chapter 2

Liquid Crystal Interactions with Nanostructure and Applications to Diagnostics and Medical Research

Authors: B.A. Israel, C.J. Murphy, N.L. Abbott

Affilation: Platypus Technologies, United States

Pages: 108 - 111

Keywords: liquid crystals, proteins, nanostructured surface

We will present data demonstrating the use of liquid crystal detection of protein in the development of rapid, label free diagnostics and assays. We control the orientation of liquid crystals by the fabrication of surfaces that present nanoscale features to orient a film of liquid crystals. This orientation is changed in the presence of the target protein. The approach is sensitive and quantitative. We will demonstrate its application to antibody detection and to the detection of other proteins.

ISBN: 0-9767985-0-6
Pages: 844
Hardcopy: $109.95