New Smartphone Clip-On Can Detect Zika Virus in Blood Samples

From left: Brian Cunningham, Amanda Bacon, Aaron Jankelow, Katherine Koprowski, Han Keun Lee, Weijing Wang, Robert Stavins, and Enrique Valera. Bacon and Koprowski are holding the instrument and the cartridge, respectively.

A UIUC research team led by Brian Cunningham has developed a new method to detect the Zika virus in blood samples via a smartphone clip-on device. The team is now working on similar devices to detect other mosquito-borne viruses.

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Ananya Sen

Aug 28, 2022

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