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What early detection technologies should be developed to benefit the warfighter?
Constantine Anagnostopoulos, Ph.D. & Mohammad Faghri, Ph.D.
Posted Date: 11/30/2015
This week's question looks at an article recently published in the HDIAC Journal: Complex Diagnosis Using a New Paper-Based Platform. "There is an overwhelming need to conduct diagnostic tests on soldiers deployed in remote locations where a clinical laboratory is not available. To assess, for example, the extent of head trauma and brain injury; to identify whether an infection is due to dengue or malaria; to determine if illness is caused by a pathogen such as anthrax or other chemical or biological agents; to check for drug use; or to simply assess the soldiers' wellness. Early and timely detection of agents used to cause significant harm is critical to assisting the warfighter."
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