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New legs for chitosan nanosensor story

The chitosan nanosensor story finds new legs as Baltimore's FOX 45 gives it the in-depth "cover story"  treatment. Chitosan, a substance found in crab shells, is the key component in a nanoscale sensor system developed by Associate Professor Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR) and graduate students Nathan Siwak, Sephan Koev, Jonathan McGee and Mike Fan in the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Lab. The sensor can detect minute quantities of explosives, bioagents, chemicals, and other dangerous materials in air and water, potentially leading to security and safety innovations for airports, hospitals, and other public locations.

View the video clip at FOX 45's web site in Windows Media Player or Real Player formats.

Previously, he news media picked up on the story through a Clark School of Engineering press release--view and listen to the media links here. | original full story/press release | WTOP segment #1 | WTOP segment #2 | NBC Channel 4 video | Story picked up by NBC's WBAL-11 Baltimore | Washington Business Journal | Alaska Report (FishRadio and Internet) | Technology News Daily | NBC TV 10, Philadelphia | AVS home page | FEMA's Metropolitan Medical Response System division | Philadelphia Inquirer | | | The Fisheries Broadcast, St. Johns, Newfoundland (link not available) | Shanghai Nanotechnology promotion Center (in Chinese) | The Biotech Weblog |

Read ISR's original story here.

November 9, 2006

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