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Thursday, 06 June 2013

CSIC Professor Laura Lechuga interviewed in Diario de León

Prof Lechuga, who heads the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group located at ICN2, describes her group’s work on a nanobiosensor for instant, low-cost medical diagnosis.

Spanish newspaper Diario de León recently published an article on work by CSIC Professor Laura Lechuga, who heads the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group located at ICN2. In the article, entitled “Diagnóstico con un chip” (Diagnosis with a chip), Prof Lechuga describes her group’s work on a nanobiosensor for instant, low-cost medical diagnosis. The chip, currently in advanced phase of development, can detect sixteen distinct biomarkers in minimal (microlitre) volumes of blood or urine. According to Dr Lechuga, her group is currently focusing on further miniaturising the already tiny chip, and integrating into it a final device that will ultimately around the size of a smartphone.

To read the article “Diagnóstico con un chip” (in Spanish), click here.