With the aid of a grant from the Singapore government, Analytical Nanotechnologies is working with researchers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore to develop a miniaturized machine that can "sniff" the presence of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on a patient's hand. The system could be used in hospitals to give doctors and staff early warning about the presence of bacteria and viruses. Researchers hope to further improve the device for use in detecting lung diseases, such as tuberculosis, and cancer from a patient's breath.

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