Antibody Analysis for Avian Influenza
New device offers a 20-minute test to detect virus antibodies
Luke Turner | | Quick Read
A new portable analyzer can detect anti-avian influenza antibodies in blood serum in just 20 minutes (1). The technology, which consists of liquid crystal molecules, an image sensor, and a microfluidic device, rapidly indicates antibody presence and weighs only 5.5 kg. The researchers who conceived it also developed an accompanying fluorescein-labeled protein reagent, which binds only to the anti-H5 avian influenza antibody.
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