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Thursday, 25 September 2014

ICN2 in the Media: Lab-on-chip platform to diagnose Tuberculosis

The Pocket project, participated by ICN2 and coordinated from Ghent University (Belgium), combines nanophotonic biosensors and novel selective antibodies in a lab-on-chip platform to diagnose Tuberculosis through urine. CSIC Researcher Prof. Laura M. Lechuga explained the project goals during a Pocket Meeting held at ICN2.

CSIC Researcher Prof. Laura M. Lechuga leads the ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group involved in the Project Pocket (Development of a low-cost Point-Of-Care test for Tuberculosis detection). The European research, launched in November 2013 and coordinated from Ghent University (Belgium), develops a low cost accurate urine test for the detection of TB designed to become an accessible tool to face the infection in developing countries.

Some journalists covered the story:

El Mundo – Innovadores (September 24th, 2014)Rac 1 – Informatius (September 18th, 2014 – minute 12:55)Agencia SINC (September 18th, 2014)Europa Press (September 18th, 2014)Nanotechnology Now (September 18th, 2014)

Read the whole story at ICN2 website.