A new method of measuring materials for pharmaceutical products has been developed by the DTU Nanotech group Nanoprobes in collaboration with Copenhagen University and Professor Silvan Schmid (formerly DTU Nanotech) from TU Wien Institute of Sensor and Actuator systems. The work is a result of a fruitful collaboration between the ERC advanced project 'HERMES' and the Center of excellence 'IDUN', involving researchers from the fields of both nanosensor development and oral drug delivery.
Based on nanoresonators, the new method improves on current measuring techniques by being able to measure very small sample quantities. The method is currently being further refined and prepared for industrial application.
The work is described in the paper "Nanomechanical Infrared Spectroscopy with Vibrating Filters for Pharmaceutical Analysis” Maksymilian Kurek, M. Carnoy, Peter E. Larsen, Line H. Nielsen, Ole Hansen, T. Rades, S. Schmid, Anja Boisen and in the “nanowerk” newsletter.