Biomems and nanotechnology-based approaches for rapid detection of biological entities

Shantanu Bhattacharya, Purdue University
Jaesung Jang, Purdue University
Liju Yang, Biomanufacturing Research Institute & Technology Enterprise
Demir Akin, Purdue University
Rashid Bashir, Birck Nanotechnology Center and Bindley Bioscience Center, Purdue University

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In recent years, the areas of Bio-Microelectromechanical Systems (BioMEMS) and nanotechnology have gained a high level of prominence and have become almost inseparable with biological applications including detection, diagnostics, therapeutics and tissue engineering. This article reviews some of the current state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research from these fields, especially focusing on rapid detection of pathogens and microorganisms, a critical area of importance to food safety, clinical diagnostics and related applications.