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15 year old developes better way to diagnose disease...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by jp3975, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. jp3975

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    Wow! Thanks for posting that, jp.
     

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    That is some heavy **** right there - particularly about the speed of detection, and the cost.
     
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    I saw a version of this type of project around 15 years ago using antibody impregnanted beads that could bind to any number of molecules, detection and quantification was done with a flourescent antigen that could also bind to the antibody. The more site occupied by the targeted molecule, the less flourescent dye binding you had, the dimmer the result. Was supposed to revolutionize point of care lab testing but nothing ever came of it. I suspect there was a lot more cross reactivity than expected and the durability of the beads wasn't good enough. Possibly the same thing will happen here. The old tests are the gold standards for good reasons, but hopefully this will reduce lab testing costs dramatically. I'm more than happy to supervise POC training techs instead of analyzer techs so long as my paycheck is the same :p