Paper Handheld Diagnostic Tool for Infectious Diseases

Building self-tests for the world’s most common infectious diseases

Jackie Linnes, an assistant professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, has been working with her research team, to develop a handheld diagnostic tool made out of paper. By adding an electronic component, the tool would make lab detection tests both faster and portable for a range of infectious diseases, thanks to the inherent properties of paper.

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