BU Lab Developing POC Dx for Whooping Cough using Lateral Flow, Blister-pack Reagents | GenomeWeb

Packaging isothermal PCR reagents in blisters and using lateral flow detection, researchers at Boston University hope to develop a low-cost, disposable assay for Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough.

The project recently received two years of funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, totaling about $120,000.

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