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2013-01-25 10:14:31

Mobile device can easily be used in remote areas around the world 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...

2011-08-02 06:59:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ 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. Samuel K. Sia, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, developed the innovative strategy for an integrated microfluidic-based diagnostic device.Sia and his team performed testing in Rwanda over the last four years in partnership...

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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, according to a new study released Sunday. Samuel K. Sia, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed the innovative strategy for an integrated microfluidic-based diagnostic device. The mChip, as it is called, has been tested with hundreds...


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