NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) — STMicroelectronics, Clonit, and Italy's National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani said today that they have developed a prototype of a portable analyzer which runs an RT-qPCR-based Ebola assay.

The analyzer and assay use whole blood and take about 75 minutes to detect the presence of Ebola virus.

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