Introducing EbolaCheck: potential for point-of-need infectious disease diagnosis

Moschos, Sterghios (2015) Introducing EbolaCheck: potential for point-of-need infectious disease diagnosis. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics, 15 (10). pp. 1237-40. ISSN 1744-8352

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1586/14737159.2015.1084228

Abstract

The 2013-2015 Ebolavirus disease humanitarian crisis has spurred the development of laboratory-free, point-of-care nucleic acid testing solutions. EbolaCheck is an international consortium of public health, academic and biotechnology industry stakeholders aiming to deliver clinical molecular diagnostic standard-of-care testing suitable for the West African milieu within 12 months. In this article, the current status of the EbolaCheck platform is discussed in the context of the current regulatory framework. Presented here are future goals to achieve differential diagnosis of hemorrhagic fever disease from <5-μl of whole blood samples or mucosal biofluids, in a single tube process, under 40 min and with minimal operator training requirements.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B200 Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy
C700 Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Sterghios Moschos
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 13:43
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 13:43
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/28131

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