Microchip device detects HIV in a drop of blood

12/5/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a microchip-based device that detects HIV rapidly and requires only a drop of blood, according to a study in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The microchip can be adapted for use in a portable HIV detector and can accurately count CD8 and CD4 T-cells without the use of expensive lasers and optics.

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