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26 February 2003 Detection of biomarkers of viable life in using immunoassay
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The Microarray Assay for Solar System Exploration (MASSE) will use a microarray of antibody tests to search for biomarkers in extraterrestrial environments. In order for this technology to be useful for in situ studies on any given planet, molecules present within the material examined must be extracted and recognizable to the antibodies used in the assays. Experiments are currently being conducted on the immunological detection of agents in environmental samples, including soils and JSC Mars - 1 Martian regolith simulant and progress and results of immunological testing of material containing biomarkers for viable life will be presented and discussed in the context of the development of the MASSE instrument.
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David M. Warmflash, David S. McKay, George E. Fox, Andrew Steele, Jake Maule, Kennda Lynch, and Carl C. Allen "Detection of biomarkers of viable life in using immunoassay", Proc. SPIE 4859, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology V, (26 February 2003);


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