NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Headed by a co-founder of Advanced Liquid Logic, startup company Baebies has entered the second stage of Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop a point-of-care cytomegalovirus assay appropriate for routine screening of newborns.

The assay will be an integrated lab-on-chip device to detect CMV DNA in saliva samples, performing real-time PCR on droplets shuttled between thermal zones, as opposed to traditional thermal cycling.

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