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
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.
SOURCE NanoSensors, Inc.