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Spotting Health Threats With Optical Biosensor

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 9, 2011 at 9:07 AM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
A novel optical micro device from a UK company, Stratophase, brings hope in detecting bacterial and viral antigens.  

The core of this device is a SpectroSens chip, which helps in finding pathogens and biochemicals. The chip when loaded into a device can spot 16 separate health threats. 
 Spotting Health Threats With Optical Biosensor
Spotting Health Threats With Optical Biosensor
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The company had initially tested this device on MS2 viruses, albumin protein, Bacillus atrophaeus (BG) spores, and Escherichia coli cells.  

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This device is not cumbersome to transport and is a boon for on-site monitoring. The device will be best suited in security and defense operations and in medical diagnostics. 

 



Source: Medindia
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