Mexico: Disposable medical devices to mark allergies under development

Scientists at the Centre for Research & Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), Monterrey, Mexico are developing a small economical and disposable medical device that can detect allergies or illness. This device works on a nanotechnology concept; the nanoparticles exhibit movement due to thermal changes when blended with blood for clinical analysis and sticks to antibody, to detect allergy. The device would probably be equivalent to a 2×1 centimeters plastic rod and will have a provision for blood or saliva processing. Researchers are planning to optimize and reconfigure the traditional large microfluidic devices into a small, compact, portable and disposable device.


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