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This startup wants to kick-start Molecular Electronics Revival

In 2000, many hoped that molecular electronics (using single molecules to make circuits and components) would leapfrog silicon-based circuitry to make computer chips more compact and more powerful.

That vision was short-lived. Five years later, Flash engulfed the memory market, dominated silicon chip technology, and the well-funded molecular electronics sector almost collapsed.

Now, San Diego-based startup Roswell Biotechnologies hopes to give molecular electronics a second life. Instead of focusing on computing circuitry, Roswell seeks to integrate single molecules into electronic biosensor circuits, an approach he hopes will soon make it easier to detect viruses, remove environmental toxins and evaluate the effects of pharmaceuticals in real time. . Read the full story.

-Carmela Padavic-Kalaghan

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