Scientific Results

Skin microbiota monitoring by Nanowire MOS Sensors

Year: 2015

Authors: Sberveglieri V., Carmona EN., Ponzoni A., Comini E., Galstyan V., Zappa D., Pulvirenti A.

Autors Affiliation: CNR INO Sensor Lab, Via Valotti 9, I-25133 Brescia, Italy;‎ Univ Modena & Reggio Emilia, Dept Live Sci, I-42124 Reggio Emilia, Italy;‎ Univ Brescia, Dept Informat Engn, I-25123 Brescia, Italy

Abstract: In this work is illustrated the potentiality use of a Nanowire (Nw) MOS sensor array to be use as tool to monitor the human skin microbiota in order to identify quantitative and qualitative changes. Tree different blends of microorganisms grown in artificial sweat have been tested. Classical techniques, like GC-MS with SPME, have been performed as well, in order to have a multidisciplinary approach and consistent data set. The obtained results show the ability of the NW technology to discriminate between the different blends of microorganisms and to follow up the development of the growth inside the blends during the analysis. The previous results have been confirmed by GC-MS with SPME. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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KeyWords: Nanowire MOS gas sensor; skin microbiota; artificial sweat; GC-MS with SPME

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