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Massachusetts General Hospital

Microfluidic Device for Rapid TB Diagnosis

Caption: On this 2.5- by 7.5-cm cartridge, DNA extracted from sputum samples is amplified in the chambers on the left. TB-specific sequences are magnetically labeled in the microfluidic mixing channels in the center and detected by passage through the micro-NMR coil on the right.

Credit: Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

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