Friday, 5 August 2011

Infection lab on a chip

A group of U.S. scientists from universities, "Colombia" has developed a "lab on a chip" - "mChip" that allows the detection of the AIDS virus, syphilis and other infectious diseases with the same reliability provided by hospital laboratories and expensive, according to a study published in the medical journal "Nature Medicine".

Scientists have come up with this result, doing the testing prototypes of the new "bio-chip" the size of bank cards in several hundred patients in Rwanda, scoring accuracy of diagnosis of disease of 100 per cent, reports AFP.

Laboratory "mChip" performed blood tests on an electronic chip, whose production cost should not exceed a dollar per piece.

In this way only in a blood sample revealed various proteins characteristic of certain diseases

This could be a solution in the near future for patients in the poorest parts of the world.

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