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October 20th, 2004

Biochip spots single viruses

Abstract:
Environmental sensors and handheld devices that quickly and easily detect and identify individual viruses would provide early warning of infections in individuals, the spread of disease in populations, and biological weapons attacks.

The rapid development of nanotechnology in recent years has given researchers tools for building highly sensitive virus detectors. A team from Harvard University has built a detector from nanowires transistors that can identify individual virus particles in real time in unpurified samples.

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