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IMEC, of Leuven, Belgium, has received US Patent No. 7,770,437, "Thiol or disulfide molecules having poly(ethylene oxide) groups for use in a self-assembled monolayer bound to a metal layer for covalently immobilizing biomolecules in a biosensor." The patent claims a method of immobilizing functional organic biomolecules through a covalent bond to a thiolate or disulfide monolayer to a metal surface. Additionally, a sensor device that includes these monolayers is also provided to perform bioanalysis.

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