Silverbrook Research of Balmain, Australia, has received US Patent No. 8,398,939, "Microfluidic test module with low-volume hybridization chambers for electrochemiluminescent detection of target nucleic acid sequences in a fluid." The described test module has an outer casing configured for hand-held portability; an inlet for receiving the fluid containing the target nucleic acid sequences; and a hybridization chamber mounted in the casing that contains electrochemiluminescent probes for detecting the target nucleic acid sequences.

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