By Ben Butkus

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a disposable, point-of-care, qualitative testing device that enables extraction and amplification of target nucleic acids followed by colorimetric detection in a single tube, according to a recently published research paper.

LLNL is currently seeking industry partners to license and develop the device, which could enable ultra-fast and inexpensive infectious disease testing in the human and veterinary medicine markets.

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