Cantilevers as a miniaturized and sensitive biochip.
Mecwins was founded in 2008 by Dr. Javier Tamayo and Dr. Montserrat Calleja, Bionanomechanics group leaders from the Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology of Madrid (IMN – CSIC). IMN is a research institute that belongs to the National Scientific Reseach Council (CSIC), the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain.
The Bionanomechanics Lab, at the Madrid-based Micro and Nanotechnology Institute (IMN), has been using the sciFLEXARRAYER S3 to immobilize thiolated single stranded DNA onto gold-coated silicon microcantilevers. Present research focuses on the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Plans for the utilization of the sciFLEXARRAYER for a range of applications, such as lung cancer detection or for the production of protein cantilevers, are underway.
Dr. Montserrat Calleja, Head of Dept. Devices, Sensors and Biosensors at Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnología de Madrid