Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


May 5, 2013

Portable Device Provides Rapid, Accurate Diagnosis of Tuberculosis, Other Bacterial Infections, ScienceDaily

NIBIB grantee, Ralph Weissleder at Massachusetts General Hospital, has developed the ability to rapidly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains using the handheld microfluidic device created to diagnose cancer. The device combines microfluidic technology and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to diagnose TB in two to three hours. Read the full article from ScienceDaily.