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October 25, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

Plessey Co Plc has had to put up with please don’t feed the biochips-type jokes for several years now, so it’s good to see the company’s research into organo-electronics beginning to pay off: the company has teamed up with Fisons Plc and Cambridge University’s Institute of Biotechnology to develop a range of biosensors for diagnostic and analytical applications, consisting of a semiconductor coated with a thin, biologically active film that reacts with the appropriate external environment and in so doing creates a signal that is detected in the semiconductor substrate and processed electronically.

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