August 3, 2011

This $1 Plastic Chip Can Diagnose HIV In 15 Minutes

In Africa, waiting for blood work can take weeks, and many people don't bother getting their results. A new device could make testing in remote villages a possibility, and that could lead to drastically improved treatment.

quotemarksright.jpgColumbia University researchers have come up with a $1 plastic chip that can diagnose HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes. The mChip can reportedly send test results for automatic inclusion in these records via satellite or cell phone.quotesmarksleft.jpg

[via Fast Company]

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