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January 22nd, 2007

Handheld nanotechnology sensor enables point-of-scare screening

Abstract:
Scientists of the Biophysical Engineering Group of the University of Twente in The Netherlands have developed an ultrasensitive sensor that can be used in a handheld device to, within minutes, detect various viruses and measure their concentration. The sensor could be used to quickly screen people at hospitals, airports and emergency clinics to control outbreaks of diseases such as SARS and the bird flu. All it would take is a tiny sample of saliva, blood, or other body fluid. Dr. Aurel Ymeti and others present their results in February's issue of Nano Letters ("Fast, Ultrasensitive Virus Detection Using a Young Interferometer Sensor").

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