Researchers in the U.K. and China are collaborating on the development of a low-cost, noninvasive electronic sensor device to simultaneously test for three types of hepatitis. The technology uses graphene, a one-atom thick, two-dimensional material with high electrical and heat conductivity.
Ultralight and flexible but 200 times stronger than steel, graphene was first isolated in 2004 by two researchers at the University of Manchester. Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics for their achievements with graphene.
The diagnostic device would become the first sensor capable of simultaneously testing three of the five types of hepatitis: A, B, and C.
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Source: Hepatitis News Today