New chip-based optical sensing technologies developed by researchers enable the rapid detection and identification of multiple biomarkers. The research team describes a novel method to perform diagnostic assays for multiple strains of flu virus on a small, dedicated chip. Over the past decade, researchers have developed chip-based technology to optically detect single molecules without the need for high-end laboratory equipment. Diagnostic instruments based on their optofluidic chips could provide a rapid, low-cost and portable option for identifying specific disease-related molecules or virus particles.
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