The project develops an integrated digital PCR disc laboratory (D-DISC) platform for rapid on-site diagnosis of infectious diseases in cross-border field, which will lead to "sample-to-answer"operation by measuring absolute quantity of genetic molecular products amplified through digital polymerase chain reaction (digital-PCR).
Cross-border inspection is an important issue in Shenzhen-Hong Kong region, but currently there is a lack of any rapid on-site inspection facility that can be operated conveniently by cross-boarder staff. To solve this problem, this project developed a small integrated prototype for rapid on-site screening of infectious diseases in cross-border.
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