Test strips for cancer detection get upgraded with nanoparticle bling -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Test strips for cancer detection get upgraded with nanoparticle bling

09/20/2017

Image: four different measurements of the test with increased sensibility; Copyright: Xiaohu Xia/Michigan Tech

By coating gold nanoparticles in thin layers of platinum, only a few atoms thick, Xiaohu Xia's team was able to increase the sensitivity of test strips that detect prostate-specific antigen (PSA).