Nanomechanical Cantilever Biosensors: a Springboard to Novel Antibiotics
Nanomechanical micro-cantilever biosensors represent an extremely
sensitive system for measuring drug-target binding interactions, and have
the capacity to differentiate between different antibiotics – representing
a potent new tool in antibiotic research.
By Dr David Sarphie at Bio Nano Consulting, Dr Rachel McKendry at the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Medicine at University College London, and Dr Joseph Ndieyira of the Department of Chemistry, Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya (July 2009)
Keywords: Nanomechanical, antibiotics, research, superbugs, bacteria, resistant