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2013-01-25 10:14:31

Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has taken his innovative lab-on-a-chip and developed a way to not only check a patient's HIV status anywhere in the world with just a finger prick, but also synchronize the results automatically and instantaneously with central health-care records—10 times faster, the researchers say, than the benchtop ELISA, a broadly used diagnostic technique.

2011-08-02 06:59:41

The innovative development of the lab-on-a-chip is allowing scientists to perform complex laboratory assays with such simplicity that these tests can be carried out in the most remote regions of the world.

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2011-08-01 09:15:00

An inexpensive and portable blood test could provide a breakthrough in diagnosing infections and has been proven as accurate as expensive hospital-based testing in the detection of HIV, syphilis and other diseases.


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