Chung Yuan Christian University of Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, has received US Patent No. 8,574,498, "Biochip with a three-dimensional mesoporous layer." The claimed biochip consists of a three-dimensional mesoporous layer, where the mesoporous layer is chemically modified to recognize labeling DNAs, proteins, peptides, saccharides, and cells. A method for forming the biochip with a three-dimensional mesoporous layer is also claimed. It includes a blending process, a heating process, a coating process, a gelation process, a drying process, and a surface modification process.

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