Researchers Create Disposable HIV Test on USB Stick

Fri, 11/11/2016 – 9:25am by Ryan Bushey – Digital Editor – @R_Bushey Engineers at Imperial College London and DNA Electronics have created a USB stick that could counteract some of the most difficult elements of treating HIV. Users would need to place a small sample of blood on the USB stick. The prototype scans for traces of the virus using a mobile phone chip. The presence of the virus initiates an electrical signal that can be read by a computer, laptop, or similar handheld device, according to the announcement. The researchers noted the machine was able to read 991 samples

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