We have been trying to find a uniform method of applying the polymer to the SiO2 surface. We had a method which seemed to provide excellent results with only 5% variation. Today, we retested this procedure but our result was only good to 21.7% variation. We will be looking to improve on this.
Immediately, we are also going to see if we can work on another difficulty dealing with the placement of antibody material to the polymer. We are going to test each of the steps used during the placement of the antibody and the cleaning off of excess antibody material from the polymer slid. Hopefully, in this way, we will be able to better discern what follow up steps are necessary.