SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NanoSensors, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NNSR.OB), a nanotechnology development company that develops instruments and sensors to detect explosives, chemical and biological agents announced today that it has initiated the laboratory testing of carbon nanotube devices for the purpose of characterization of these devices as field-effect transistors (FET) to detect specific targeted agents. The first testing will be done for targeted bacteria, salmonella and e-coli, to determine detection sensitivity and functionalization parameters. The FETs are basically sensors on silicon chip configuration in which the carbon nanotubes are connected between two junctions on a silicon substrate. The devices are functionalized by placing a minute drop of host material close to the carbon nanotubes to attract the targeted agent. Once the targeted agent adheres to the host material, the electrical signal of the sensor is altered. The Company conducted preliminary laboratory tests on carbon nanotube platforms earlier this year to detect a selected targeted bacterium in order to determine the preliminary feasibility of devoting further resources to this technology. Based on the favorable preliminary results of such testing, the Company determined to acquire additional rights for this technology and to subject it to the additional testing described above. Management believes that the opportunity of using carbon nanotube devices to develop and produce advanced sensor products is very promising. The Company believes that one major advantage of this technology is the expected time efficiency in the development of new sensor products since carbon nanotube-based sensors devices can be functionalized in a one-step process of simply applying the host material in the vicinity of the carbon nanotubes. This process is expected to be substantially simpler when compared to the multiple-step functionalization processes required with other sensor platforms. About NanoSensors, Inc. NanoSensors, Inc. was incorporated in December, 2003 and is a nanotechnology development company based in Santa Clara, California. The Company's principal business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of sensors and instruments to detect explosive (X), chemical (C) and biological (B) agents ("XCB"), along with the management of intellectual property derived there from that will enable NanoSensors to create nanoscale devices. This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbors created thereby. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other facts that could cause the actual future results of the Company to be materially different from such forward looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any obligation to update or revise the information contained in any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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