Hand-held detector aims to diagnose disease

 作者:屋庐亍     |      日期:2017-05-16 05:01:00
FAMILY doctors could instantly detect a range of diseases – from breast cancer to MRSA – using a hand-held device being developed by the UK-based R&D company Cambridge Consultants. The CliniHub, now in its early stages of development in partnership with XenBio Fluidics of San Diego, California, centres on a detector that senses a telltale glow produced by each disease. Credit-card-sized sample trays hold polystyrene beads that contain fluorescent labels and have antibody coatings, for which patent applications have been filed. The antibodies interact with specific disease markers,