A sense of chemistry

June 2005
Engineer (00137758);6/27/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7678, p10
Reports that a sensor which can detect tiny levels of anthrax molecules in the air is being developed by Oxford NanoLabs, a company spun out of Oxford University's chemistry department. Goal of identifying the virus during development of a new generation of bioterrorism warning systems; Devices to automatically form an array of sensors linked to an IT system designed to detect any form of known chemical attack.


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