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GRØN DYST 2010 Technical University of Denmark

Cantilever Sensors for Measurement of Biopolymer Degradation
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Author:Marie Pødenphant Jensen (Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Lene Gammelgaard (Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Supervisor:Stephan Keller (Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2010-06-25     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000166
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000167

The idea behind the project is that biopolymers can be used in the future as lids on microscopic medicine boxes. The biopolymer is environmentally friendly, as it degrades naturally in the environments in the human body. If the biopolymer is used for medicine boxes, various medicines could be given in smaller doses, making it cheaper and reducing the risk of potentially secondary effects. In the project it will be investigated whether it is possible to measure the degradation of biopolymer, using cantilevers on chips with a microscopic scale.