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Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology
ISSN: 0255-0857
EISSN: 1998-3646
Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 297-301
Bioline Code: mb08099
Full paper language: English
Document type: Editorial
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Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 297-301

 en Nanotechnology: A new frontier in virus detection in clinical practice
Abraham, AM; Kannangai, R & Sridharan, G

Abstract

Researchers are expanding the applications of nanotechnology in the field of medicine since mid-2000. These technologies include nanoarrays, protein arrays, nanopore technology, nanoparticles as a contrivance in immunoassays and nanosensors, among others. Nanobiotechnologies are clinically applicable and possess the potential to be useful in laboratory diagnosis of infections in general and viral infections in particular. Nanotechnology is a significant advance in molecular diagnostics. The technology strengthens and expands the DNA and protein microarray methods. In particular, the waveguide technology is an emergent area with many diagnostic applications. Nanosensors are the new contrivance for detection of bioterrorism agents. All these new technologies would have to be evaluated in clinical settings before their full import is appreciated and accepted.

Keywords
Diagnostics, infectious disease, nanosensors, nanotechnology

 
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