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A Quick, Cheap Diagnostic Test for HIV and Other Infections

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 11:41am
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A small plastic chip that costs just 10 cents to make can reliably diagnose HIV and syphilis within about 15 minutes. The chip, which is based on microfluidics, uses small wafers that precisely manipulate nanoliter volumes of fluid in order to carry out a sequence of chemical reactions.

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