Wednesday, January 18, 2006

H5N1 News: STMicro to Market Chip to Detect Bird Flu in Humans

Caroline Jacobs and Astrid Wendlandt write for Reuters:

STMicroelectronics is planning to market a disposable laboratory microchip that can confirm within about an hour a human case of bird flu at a limited cost, the European chip maker said on Wednesday.

The Franco-Italian group is developing a test that could be available to healthcare providers this autumn with Singapore-based medical diagnostics company Veredus Laboratories Pte Ltd.


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