AptaMEMS-ID: Detecting infectious organisms: a concerted approach using genomics, molecular engineering and nano-enabled bio-MEMS technologies

Project Description

AptaMEMS-ID lies at the heart of the confluence of nano-, bio-, micro- and genomic technologies and proposes to use nano-enabled biological sensor technology for the development of a patient-side micro-system for the rapid detection of infectious organisms, including MRSA.

AptaMEMS-ID micro-systems could revolutionize screening procedures since elective patients could be screened at a primary healthcare centre or care home, and treated to remove the target organism prior to hospital admission.