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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Russian scientists developed a technology for instant virus definitions


Russian scientists from the Novosibirsk Institute of semiconductor physics has developed a method that allows instant recognition of viruses, the newspaper reports FROM Russian Academy of Sciences “Science in Siberia”.

The method consists in the fact that the investigated cell is read by the sensor, the quartz sensitivity of which allows to register the smallest particles and single viruses. In addition, the method allows to study the structure of the studied particles.

Quartz resonator virus definitions gives you the ability to separate bacteria of different types and to measure the strength of their connection with the surface. Single viruses and phages can also be defined using this resonator. The authors report that their technology can detect particles larger than 10 nanometers, but to identify smaller factions may join supplements.

The technology was tested on the hepatitis b virus and proved its effectiveness. At the moment scientists are with the company MBA Technology create a portable device for Express analysis. The journal reported that “the production of an experimental batch of devices is possible in the next year — then it will become clear how accessible will it cost”. The device is a simple hardware component and a very simple preparation of samples for analysis.

After testing of the device in laboratories, scientists hope to see him in ordinary medical institutions.

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