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 November 12, 2012

Super-Thin Membranes Used in Lab-on-a-Chip Diagnostic Devices

Super-Thin MembraneNano-porous silicon membranes developed at the University of Rochester's Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will soon be used to manufacture portable devices that can analyze DNA in remote settings.

A $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a partnership among Associate Professor of Biomedical EngineeringJames McGrathSiMPore, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Integrated Nanotechnologies (INT) to fabricate the devices.