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Micro and Nanosystems


ISSN (Print): 1876-4029
ISSN (Online): 1876-4037

Low-Cost Low-Maintenance Paper-Based Sensor for the Detection of Ebola Virus

Author(s): N.-T. Nguyen

Volume 6, Issue 2, 2014

Page: [69 - 69] Pages: 1

DOI: 10.2174/187640290602141127113148

Price: $65


Recent outbreak of Ebola virus that causes hemorrhagic fever shows that the quick detection of this virus in a resource-poor environment is extremely important for controlling the epidemic. Existing methods based on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or isolation of the virus require expensive equipment, skilled personnel and the highest biosafety level. We highlight here a recent demonstration of low-cost low-maintenance synthetic biology for detection of Ebola virus based on paper as a device substrate.

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