Just hit ‘print’: Office inkjet printer could produce simple tool to identify infectious disease, food contaminants

7 abril 2015

Consumers are one step closer to benefiting from packaging that could give simple text warnings when food is contaminated with deadly pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella, and patients could soon receive real-time diagnoses of infections such as C. difficile right in their doctors’ offices, saving critical time and trips to the lab. Researchers have developed a new way to print paper biosensors, simplifying the diagnosis of many bacterial and respiratory infections.