BU Team Demos Microfluidic 'Flu Chip' as Multiple Firms Seek to Commercialize Sample Prep Component | GenomeWeb

This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify that Wave 80 is evaluating the SPE technology but has not licensed it.

By Ben Butkus

Boston University researchers have published research demonstrating the ability of their single-use microfluidic chip to extract, PCR amplify, and detect RNA from influenza A virus with sensitivity comparable to or better than conventional reverse transcriptase PCR or direct immunoassay.

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