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Stopping pathogens in their tracks
28 October 2005
A novel microsystem capable of detecting very low concentrations of pathogenic bacteria has been developed by scientists in California. This provides a potential tool for the discovery of early stages of bacterial infection.
The development of lab-on-a-chip systems for the differentiation and genetic detection of bacterial cells has been receiving continued attention within the area of biotechnology.
There is scope to combine other bioanalytical techniques into microsystems such as these, which would facilitate the isolation of specific cells based on multiple criteria simultaneously.
Katherine L Vickers