Volume 84 Issue 10 | p. 62 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 6, 2006

Quick cocaine detection

Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: JACS In C&EN

A new electronic, aptamerbased sensor that rapidly and cheaply detects cocaine illustrates the general power of such devices, say creators Kevin W. Plaxco, Alan J. Heeger, and colleagues at the University of California, Santa Barbara (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 3138). The basic sensor consists of a nucleotide sequence designed by molecular evolution to . . .

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