NanoApps Medical, Inc. (Vancouver, Canada) is working to develop a point of care diagnostic nanobiosensor platform for the detection of Malaria via saliva samples, which may be reconfigured to detect Ebola, and Zika. The use of this nanobiosensor will be far less invasive and safer than through the extraction of blood samples, while conveying more rapid results. The current gold standard for the detection of Malaria is blood smear microscopy, the results of which may take from many hours to several days to determine. This test also has the requirements of technical expertise in blood sample preparation, and a trained microscopist. Hence, the proposed nanobiosensor would be a significant improvement in terms of expediting and simplifying the diagnosis of Malaria, Ebola, and Zika in that it would be easy to administer, and provide rapid and clearly understandable results.
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(a) Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite
(Image credit: Microbiology 2009)
(b) Color-enhanced electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles
(Image Credit: Thomas W. Geisbert, Boston University School of Medicine, Wikimedia Commons)
(c) Space-fill drawing of the Zika virus capsid.
(Image Credit: David Goodsell (RCSB Molecule of the Month 197, June 2016, Wikimedia Commons)
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The potential development of the capacity to accurately detect these three serious diseases in saliva using this envisaged non-invasive, cost effective, and easy to use bionanosensor platform may serve as an indispensable diagnostic tool globally. Further, it may conceivably be integrated with smartphone technologies to not only have the capacity for the detection of these conditions, but also to rapidly convey secure medical data worldwide to facilitate early treatment and improved patient outcomes.

 

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From nanowerk.com: Fresh insights into living cells, brighter video projectors and more accurate medical tests are just three of the innovations that could result from a new way of fabricating [...]

Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerable

April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at nanowerk.com: MIT researchers have devised a way to make tumor cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering [...]

Seven reasons we’re at more risk than ever of a global pandemic

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

It could take just one cough, one kiss, one touch or even one bite to change not only your life, but the lives of everyone around you -- and for [...]

Artificial Intelligence – Separating Fact From (Science) Fiction

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Posted by B&T Magazine: In his latest post, B&T’s regular scribe and industry contrarian Robert Strohfeldt, takes a look at the latest artificial intelligence (AI) fad and warns that agencies, if history serves, [...]

Nano-Scale Materials Could Shield Devices From Extreme Environments in Space

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Surface conditions on Venus feature sulfuric acid rains, atmospheric pressure 92 times greater than on Earth, and temperatures topping nearly 900 degrees Fahrenheit — twice as hot as a conventional [...]

Rampant use of antibacterial nanosilver is a resistance risk

April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney warn that the broad-spectrum antimicrobial effectiveness of silver is being put at risk by the widespread and inappropriate expansion of nanosilver use in [...]

Do you understand the risks of technological progress?

April 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Aengus Collins Practice Lead, Global Risks, World Economic Forum: Any change can be unsettling, but changes as profound as those being unleashed by the current phase [...]