2021 July 2021 News

Unlocking a small device’s huge potential

Research by SMU’s Ali Beskok and J.-C. Chiao that started out as a race against time during the pandemic has developed into a fast, accurate and affordable immune response test with sweeping potential.

SMU researchers put the COVID-19 pandemic to work as a proving ground for a fast, accurate and affordable immune response test. While its timesaving properties give it an edge, what really sets the “lab on a chip” device apart is the lifesaving potential it holds for rural areas and emerging countries where medical resources are scarce.
Lead researchers Ali Beskok and J.-C. Chiao, professors in the Lyle School of Engineering, are seeking funding to fully develop the potential of their breakthrough test.
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