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Inkjet Imprinted Paper for Poliovirus Detection and Differentiation

Peter Vikesland of Virginia Polytechnical Institute in the U.S., along with Tamar Kohn of EPFL and Krista Wigginton of the University of Maryland, will develop a paper-based diagnostic in which inkjets imprint channels on paper to force water samples to detection zones where inkjet printer-embedded nanoparticles react to the presence of different poliovirus strains. This low-cost device could be used for point-of-use poliovirus screening.

More information about The Poliovirus Endgame: Create Innovative Ways to Accelerate, Sustain, and Monitor Eradication (Round 7)

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