U of Arizona Startup Developing Ultrafast Droplet PCR Method for Blood Infection, Veterinary Dx | GenomeWeb

University of Arizona scientists have developed a "wire-guided" droplet-based PCR method that they claim can amplify and detect gene targets in real time in about three minutes.

With the aid of a state-funded technology transfer program, the scientists are incorporating a company tentatively called Fast PCR Diagnostics to cultivate the technology into an ultrafast, portable system for diagnosing blood infections in emergency room settings.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Browse our free articles
You can still register for access to our free content.

In Science this week: experts say race is not a sufficient proxy for studying human genetic diversity and more.

Technology Review writes that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing firm Editas' success may hinge on a patent case.

Researchers unearthed a bioinformatics error in the Science paper reporting the first ancient African genome, and the authors are seeking an erratum.

A boy's cystic fibrosis carrier status was revealed by a teacher to the parents of children with CF who then sought the boy's transfer to another school, leading to a lawsuit.