IEE Proceedings - Nanobiotechnology

Issue 5 • 2 Oct. 2004

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  • Ambipolar transistors based on azurin proteins

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):173 - 175
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    A new type of transistor is presented. It is realised by using a metalloprotein; namely, azurin. Thanks to their natural functional characteristics, which involve inter- and intramolecular electron transfer, metalloproteins are good candidates for biomolecular nanoelectronics. The implementation of a prototype of protein transistor operating in air and in the solid state based on self-organised fi... View full abstract»

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  • Preparation and purification of synthetic protein nanoparticulates

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):176 - 182
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The protein nanostructure used in this study (bovine serum albumin; BSA nanoparticles) were fabricated with an average nanoparticle diameter 150 nm based on the principle of coacervation. Practical recovery of nanoparticulate mimics, of products such as plasmid DNA and viruses as putative gene therapy vectors from model systems, has been studied. The adsorbents employed in this study for the recov... View full abstract»

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  • Principles of a nanoscale DNA scanner

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):183 - 187
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    A nanofluidic device for the routine stretching of single DNA molecules was hypothesised and tested. The device consists of an entrance channel leading to a post-field preceding an elongational flow field. The device facilitates each molecule's coil-to-stretch transition, counteracts its entropic recoil, and presents a stream of moving stretched molecules for detailed single-molecule time-of-fligh... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

Published from 2003-2006, IEE Proceedings - Nanobiotechnology covered all aspects of research and emerging nanobiological technologies including: fundamental theories and concepts applied to biomedical-related devices and methods at the micro- and nano-scale; micromachining and microfabrication tools and techniques applied to the top-down approach to nanobiotechnology; nanomachining and nanofabrication tools and techniques directed towards biomedical and biotechnological applications; colloid chemistry applied to nanobiotechnology; microtechnologies such as Lab-on-Chip applied to pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnological applications; techniques for probing cell physiology, cell adhesion sites and cell-cell communication; molecular self-assembly; and societal issues.

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