Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Smaller, Cheaper PCR Machine for Disease Diagnosis in Remote Parts of The World

Back in 2006, researchers at Caltech created a relatively small and cheap PCR machine that was commercialized as the Eco device and sold for $13,000. This was a breakthrough, allowing public health professionals to screen people effectively during a viral epidemic like that experienced from H5N1 bird flu.
The team hopes that the final version of the device will cost within $1000 and each test it performs will be around $5.

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