Gallery: Three-Inch Device Detects 3,000 Types of Viruses and Bacteria


Turns out good things really do come in small packages. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently unveiled a three-inch device that can detect up to 3,000 different types of viruses and bacteria in just 24 hours. The bio-detector, dubbed the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA), could have huge implications for biological and chemical attacks, food and pharmaceutical safety and diagnosing medical problems.

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1 Comment

  1. yogiarya July 26, 2010 at 3:09 am

    impressive. just impressive. sure the device shall save many a lives in countries with mass consumption but pathetic hygiene standards. pl. keep it up.

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