Spotting Health Threats With Optical Biosensor

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 9, 2011 at 9:07 AM Medical Gadgets
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A novel optical micro device from a UK company, Stratophase, brings hope indetecting 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

The company had initially tested this device on MS2 viruses, albumin protein, Bacillus atrophaeus (BG) spores, and Escherichia coli cells.

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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