Bioengineers Design Rapid, Easy-to-Use Diagnostic Tests, University of California, Santa Barbara Study

Published: Sep 28, 2012

By mimicking nature's own sensing mechanisms, bioengineers at UC Santa Barbara and University of Rome Tor Vergata have designed inexpensive medical diagnostic tests that take only a few minutes to perform. Their findings may aid efforts to build point-of-care devices for quick medical diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), allergies, autoimmune diseases and a number of other diseases. The new technology could dramatically impact world health, according to the research team.

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