"QUANTUM: Scanner made from semiconducting nanoparticles coatings"
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. unveiled its nanoparticle-enabled biomedical optical scanner this week at the Society for Biomolecular Screening annual meeting here. The scanner was developed as part of a joint venture with Quantum Dot Corp. (Hayward, Calif.). The optical scanner, developed by Mitsubishi's Panansonic unit, uses nanoparticles coded as genes in this initial biomedical application. By mixing a batch of nanoparticles with an unknown substance, the genes and other items of interest are scanned by fluorescing when exposed to ultraviolet light.
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