Biological detection elements coupled with application-specific sensor packages provide specificity, selectivity, and detection limits for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and energetic (CBRNE) monitoring. Biosensors can be made from a variety of different biomolecules, including peptides, proteins, enzymes, DNA, RNA, lipids, carbohydrates, and entire cells. The choice of biomolecule depends on the target analytes and desired sensor output, such as electrical, optical, or acoustic. These materials, coupled with micro- and nanotechnology, provide a powerful sensing platform.
Materials and Manufacturing Technology
The Materials and Manufacturing Division is a diverse team of experts in materials development, formulation, testing, and implementation into product lines. These teams focus on moving innovative materials from the laboratory into the marketplace.