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Based on Vista's consultations with scientific, medical, and pharmaceutical personnel, the
ability to monitor serum biomarkers in real time represents a dramatic advancement. Doctors
have told us that for ER patients, there is often only a small time window in which to
successfully assess the severity of a patient's condition, and that regardless of the intervention
subsequently chosen, ongoing monitoring is essential in regulating the patient's recovery.
Pharmaceutical scientists and medical researchers are often forced to sacrifice animals (at
various time points and doses, for instance) in order to measure biomarkers of interest. Using
Vista's NanoBioSensor, much of this monitoring can be done via a tail-nick or an ear-nick. In
short, not only are Vista's potential markets huge, there is a significant opportunity to improve
the lives of humans and animals.
Vista was co-founded by Spencer Farr, Ph.D., an experienced scientist and entrepreneur, and
Charles Lieber, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University. (Dr. Leiber
has been nominated for a Nobel prize for the very technology at the heart of Vista's
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Spencer Farr, Ph.D.
Charles Lieber, Ph.D.
Noah Clay, Ph.D.
Lu Wang, Ph.D.
Sam Hicken, Ph.D.
Brent Buchine, Ph.D.
Vista recently introduced the
NanoBioSensor™, the first commercial sensor
capable of real-time, multiple biomarker
measurement. At the core of Vista's technology are
nanowires, microscopic wires whose conductance
varies (with great sensitivity) as the concentration
of target molecules passing over the wires
changes. The NanoBioSensor unit is compact, as
shown in the illustrations, and its data output can
be captured in real time on an ordinary PC. All you
need to do is funtionalize one of our chips with the
antibody you're interested in, put it in the unit, fire
up the software, and you're ready to begin taking
Vista and Base Pair Biotechnologies,
Inc. have cooperated to create a
powerful array of highly sensitive,
easy to use Nanowire-Aptamer
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