NanoSensors Develops E.coli and Salmonella BiosensorMarch 15, 2007
With the arrival of test units, the company will continue testing and evaluation to complete product development.
SANTA CLARA, CA /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NanoSensors Inc., a nanotechnology development company that is developing a biosensor to detect e.coli and salmonella, announced that it has received 85 disposable housing units and 10 data acquisition units from its third-party manufacturers. These units will be used for independent third-party testing.
As previously announced, the company's biosensor consists of two core functional parts: a disposable housing unit (Razor Blade), in which the actual sensor is mounted, and a separate, external data acquisition unit (Razor). Based on this design, the disposable housing unit transmits signals across electrical leads to the data acquisition unit, which accepts the output signal from the disposable housing unit and converts the signal to the appropriate format to display the results.
The company is functionalizing the sensors. Once this process is complete, the company will be able to finalize its testing program and initiate independent third-party testing of the biosensor product. The company intends to find a cross-section of potential customers that will test the product and provide feedback on the functionality.
The company has also begun evaluating the process parameters for the detection of salmonella using its licensed technology. Consistent with its marketing plan, the company is working on a development plan for modifying its biosensor to detect e.coli to introduce a biosensor device for the detection of salmonella in food and water, the need for which was recently evidenced by the recent outbreak of salmonella.
"We are extremely satisfied with the production of our first biosensor prototypes for use in third-party testing," stated Dr. Ted Wong, the company's Chief Executive Officer. "We are eager to now focus on the commencement of a test program to assist us in completing product development and effectively introducing it into the marketplace."
About NanoSensors Inc.
NanoSensors Inc. was incorporated in December 2003 and is a nanotechnology development company based in Santa Clara, CA. The company's principal business is developing, manufacturing, and marketing sensors and instruments to detect biological, chemical, and explosive agents, principally a sensor device to detect e.coli and salmonella in food and water.
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