This $1 Plastic Chip Can Diagnose HIV In 15 Minutes

This $1 Plastic Chip Can Diagnose HIV In 15 Minutes

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HIV-diagnosis-1-mchipIn 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.

Columbia University researchers have a partial solution–a $1 plastic chip that can diagnose HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes, according to results published this week in Nature Medicine.

(READ the story in Fast Company)

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