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A team of Engineering research at University of Rhode Island has developed a system that uses just a pinprick of blood in a portable device that provides results in less than 30 minutes. Usually a vial of blood is sent to a laboratory and it took a several days for results to arrive.
"This development is a big step in point-of-care diagnostics, where testing can be performed in a clinic, in a doctor's office, or right at home, No longer will patients have to wait anxiously for several days for their test results. They can have their blood tested when they walk into the doctor's office and the results will be ready before they leave."said Mohammad Faghri, URI professor of mechanical engineering and the lead researcher on the project.
"We are already making progress on many of the steps toward the next generation of the system, and it won't be long before we can begin to commercialize it," Faghri said.