Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy for Molecular Imaging

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Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy (MRFM) is an emerging technology that combines the strengths of magnetic resonance and force microscopy to achieve high resolution three-dimensional sub-surface imaging of a test substance. WSU researchers have adapted and refined MRFM to study biological systems such as isolated cells sub-cellular organelles and other sub-cellular structures or cellular receptors and proteins at resolutions ranging from 1 micron to 1 angstrom. MRFM has the potential to significantly impact biomedical research and biotechnology including the potential to replace x-ray crystallography by directly imaging single-copy molecules.

File Number: 99-457

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For Information, Contact:
Joan Dunbar
Associate Vice President for Technology Commercialization
Wayne State University
(313) 577-5542
Stanley Fricke
Gregory Moore