Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


March 31, 2015

Synthetic Biology Produces Powerful Diagnostic Approach

NIBIB-funded bioengineers have teamed with their colleagues at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University to develop a novel approach for disease diagnosis. The collaboration produced a diagnostic device composed of a small slip of paper with an array of RNA-activated sensors capable of identifying pathogens such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria and strain-specific Ebola virus. Read more and watch videos about the project at the Wyss Institute website.