Developing highly sensitive point-of-care molecular diagnostic devices malaria eradication
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Detection of very low-density malaria infection is essential for malaria elimination, but current diagnostics are insensitive and/or costly. We are developing a low-cost, point-of-care diagnostic device based on our novel electrical immunosensor platform with ultra-sensitive detection capacity. The platform will be applicable to blood (for detection of very low density infection) and saliva (for non-invasive testing) to fulfill diagnostic gaps required for malaria elimination.
Prof Stephen Rogerson, Doherty Institute and Department of Medicine (RMH/WH), The University of Melbourne
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