BioNano-Switch EC Project

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Reporting Stage 2

Periodic Management Report 4 - Summary

This Project is now in its final year and significant progress has been made toward the original concept. The aim was to produce three modules of a prototype device that would act as a generic biosensor, each with its own independent capability, but each is also intrinsically linked in the final, proposed, device (Figure 1). This modular approach was seen as an ideal example of Synthetic Biology, where biomaterials would be used to construct an artificial device using engineering principles to guide the construction. One such engineering approach is to demonstrate that such modules could be linked together in a functional device. We have reached a stage within the Project where we believe a commercial device is a realistic possibility.