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Title: Early Liver Cancer Detection Using a Novel Piezoelectric Bio-NanoSensor
Authors: Weisbein, Robert
Ergezen, Ertan
Mehta, Anand S.
Lec, Ryszard M.
Keywords: Biosensors;Biomarkers;Bioimaging;Bioinformatics
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Poster presented at Biomedical Technology Showcase 2006, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved 18 Aug 2006 from http://www.biomed.drexel.edu/new04/Content/Biomed_Tech_Showcase/Poster_Presentations/Lec_5.pdf.
Abstract: Two billion people have been infected with Hepatitis B virus worldwide and over 400 million people are chronically infected. Those with chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infections usually die from liver cancer but can be treated effectively if therapy starts early enough. Currently, the only reliable method is a direct biopsy, which is invasive, expensive, and is rarely applied. With the goal of creating a simple point-of-care device to more easily diagnose and monitor treatment, a biomarker was discovered and utilized to create a biosensor to detect liver cancer. This biosensor requires only a drop of human blood, is rapid, inexpensive, and portable.
Description: Item from the Biomedical Technology Showcase held July 20, 2006 at Drexel University's Bossone Research Enterprise Center.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/942
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