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DNA, RNA Reading Just Got Thousands of Times Faster

• by Brian Wang

The first molecular electronics chip has been developed. This is realizing a 50-year-old goal molecular nanotechnology to integrate single molecules into circuits to achieve the ultimate scaling limits of Moore's Law.

It was developed by Roswell Biotechnologies. The chip uses single molecules as universal sensor elements in a circuit to create a programmable biosensor with real-time, single-molecule sensitivity and unlimited scalability in sensor pixel density. This innovation, appearing this week in a peer-reviewed article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), will power advances in diverse fields that are fundamentally based on observing molecular interactions, including drug discovery, diagnostics, DNA sequencing, and proteomics.