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Findings from Peking Union Medical College Yields New Data on Analytical Chemistry (Multiplex Microfluidic Paper-based Immunoassay for the Diagnosis...

July 8, 2014



Findings from Peking Union Medical College Yields New Data on Analytical Chemistry (Multiplex Microfluidic Paper-based Immunoassay for the Diagnosis of Hepatitis C Virus Infection)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- A new study on Analytical Chemistry is now available. According to news reporting originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a serious and rising global healthcare problem. One critical challenge to tackle this disease is the lack of adequate diagnosis."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Peking Union Medical College, "Here, we develop a multiplex microfluidic paper-based immunoassay, as a novel diagnostic approach, to detect human IgG antibody against HCV (anti-HCV). The paper substrate, highly flammable nitrocellulose (NC), is patterned under ambient temperature by craft punch patterning (CPP) to generate multiple test zones. On the basis of superior merits of patterned paper, this new diagnostic approach demonstrates the key novelty to unprecedentedly combine segmented diagnostic assays into a single multiplex test. The generated diagnostic results are not only informative but can be rapidly and cost-effectively delivered. It would significantly transform the clinical pathway for unwitting individuals with HCV infection."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This work highlights the promising role of microfluidic paper-based immunoassays in tackling the diagnostic challenge for the HCV pandemic as well as other diseases."

For more information on this research see: Multiplex Microfluidic Paper-based Immunoassay for the Diagnosis of Hepatitis C Virus Infection. Analytical Chemistry, 2014;86(11):5338-5344. Analytical Chemistry can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Analytical Chemistry - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/ancham)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X. Mu, Peking Union Med College, Beijing 100730, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L. Zhang, S.Y. Chang, W. Cui and Z. Zheng (see also Analytical Chemistry).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Analytical Chemistry, People's Republic of China

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