A new test pushed forward with EU funding might be very promising in testing for celiac disease! Current biopsy tests can be invasive and expensive and people often put off getting one for years.
The new technology will cost less than 20 Euros per test and will take only one drop of blood put onto a device that looks like a credit card and will incorporate several innovative components: a micro-structured fluid network for precise control reagents, a specially adapted surface for capturing the biological components being sought, and an electrically driven sensor system that provides fast detection.
The test will also be able to detect a variety of other diseases and autoimmune disorders that can be found by looking for DNA or protein markers.
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