Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


September 21, 2016

A low-cost sensor for cystic fibrosis diagnosis

A new, inexpensive method for detecting salt concentrations in sweat or other bodily fluids has been developed by biomaterials scientists. The fluorescent sensor, derived from citric acid molecules, is highly sensitive and highly selective for chloride, the key diagnostic marker in cystic fibrosis. Read more at Penn State News.