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Biomagnetics Unveils World’s First Urine-Based Tuberculosis Diagnostics Tool

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 10:26pm
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This revolutionary optical biosensor diagnostics device was developed by top scientists, chemists and engineers at Los Alamos National Laboratory via a cooperative research and development agreement between the two organizations.

The waveguide-based system is capable of providing a qualitative tuberculosis diagnosis using only a few drops of human urine in a timeframe of only 15 to 20 minutes. This is a significant breakthrough compared to sputum, blood and skin tests that often take several days or weeks for results. Recently developed PCR-based diagnostics which take approximately two hours to produce results are significantly more expensive.

The new video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIkGKlm-KZg.

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