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Researchers Set Record for Detecting Smallest Virus, Opening New Possibilities for Early Disease Detection


August 28, 2012

Stephen Arnold in his laboratory Researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University have created an ultra-sensitive biosensor capable of identifying the smallest single virus particles in solution, an advance that may revolutionize early disease detection in a point-of-care setting and shrink test result wait times from weeks to minutes.  Full Story

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