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GE Corporation (GE), University of Washington to Develop “Diagnostics-on-Demand” Medical Device for Infectious Disease Detection


8/8/2013 10:17:34 AM

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NISKAYUNA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--You’ve heard of on-demand TV, now imagine on-demand medical diagnosis – anytime, anywhere in the world. Scientists at GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), are working with a team based at the University of Washington to develop a new medical device, the size of a pack of playing cards, that can detect infectious disease by way of a simple nasal swab, in less than an hour. See a video simulation of how such a device could work and hear from GE’s lead researcher by going to http://youtu.be/jJVgIIee2xM.

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