Cornell Team Developing Solar-Powered PCR System for MDx in Resource-Poor Countries | GenomeWeb

Scientists from Cornell University and Cornell Weill Medical College are developing a solar-powered, point-of-care PCR system that has the potential to enable electricity-free molecular diagnostics in resource-poor areas of the world.

So far, the researchers have used their prototype platform to successfully amplify genomic DNA extracted from Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, or KSHV, and are currently working to further optimize their system with an eye toward testing it in the field in the developing world.

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