June 4, 2008—Start-up smart sensor materials company Coradyn Biosystems LLC has licensed a responsive, conductive polymer technology from the University of Texas at Austin that has applications as a biosensor or chemosensor for RFID, wireless, handheld or laboratory devices. Coradyn Biosystems expects to use the technology in molecular sensor devices in a wide array of industries, including RFID or wireless sensing, medical devices and diagnostics, personal health monitoring, food and beverage testing and industrial processing.
Focused on providing advanced materials as an interface between a biological or chemical environment and electronics, the company’s key technology is conductive polymeric materials that can be customized to recognize a broad range of analytes and convert that recognition into a measurable electronic signal.
Coradyn’s proprietary platform is a label-free detection chemistry, applicable to a number of formats and industries. For clinical laboratory testing, the technology yields results similar to antibody-based assays, but without the need for expensive, short-lived biological reagents. Other biomedical applications include personal health monitoring through a hand-held or implanted device.