University of California, Davis (UCD) Bioengineers Create Accessible Diagnostic Tests  
10/10/2012 8:03:19 AM

Bioengineers from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Rome, Tor Vergata recently patented a technology for rapid medical diagnostic tests using inspiration from natural processes mirrored in nature and humans. The ultimate goal for the Plaxco Group, headed by Kevin W. Plaxco, senior author and professor at UCSB’s Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is to come up with inexpensive devices, similar to blood glucose monitoring devices used by diabetes patients that test for many diseases such as STDs, allergies and autoimmune disorders.