Can­cer de­tec­tion de­vice proves ef­fec­tive in Uganda

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - World News -

The Tiny Isother­mal Nu­cleic acid quan­tifi­ca­tion sYs­tem (TINY) has shown prom­ise as a point-of­care de­tec­tor of Ka­posi sar­coma-as­so­ci­ated her­pesvirus (KSHV) in re­source-lim­ited set­tings such as sub­Sa­ha­ran Africa.

De­vel­oped by a team of re­searchers at Cor­nell En­gi­neer­ing and Weill Cor­nell Medicine, US, TINY met its goals in the first round of fund­ing from the Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health.

The team is plan­ning ex­panded test­ing over the next sev­eral years. Fu­ture work on TINY will in­clude ex­pand­ing test­ing to more lo­ca­tions in Africa, South Amer­ica and the US, and de­vel­op­ing a com­mer­cial­iza­tion plan. The group has ap­plied for pa­tent pro­tec­tion through Cor­nell’s

Cen­ter for Tech­nol­ogy Li­cens­ing.

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