B cell-based test in trials for MRSA detection

03/20/2012 | MedCityNews.com

A biosensor technology that uses genetically engineered white blood cells to rapidly diagnose methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is undergoing clinical tests, according to diagnostics company Innovative Biosensors. The BioFlash-Dx technology is based on B cells that bind to pathogens. The company obtained $1.5 million of a targeted $2.7 million financing round to develop its platform for the detection of infections and cardiovascular disease.

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