Bionanomechanis lab biosensor able to detect HIV only one week after infection

The device, tested on human serum, also allows the clinical results to be obtained in less than five hours
ABionanomechanics lab has developed a biosensor that can detect type 1 HIV during the first week after infection. The experiments, performed on human serum, detect the p24 antigen, a protein present in the HIV-1 virus. This new technology, which has been patented by CSIC and licensed to Mecwins SA, detects the protein at concentrations 100,000 times lower than in current techniques. In addition, the total test time is 4 hours, 45 minutes, meaning clinical results could be obtained on the same day. The research is published today in the journal PLOS ONE


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