The need to rapidly detect bacterial and viral infections at the point of care is one of the main challenges in modern medicine.
We are seeking to understand how to distinguish between different infections by electrochemical and optical techniques. The aim is to develop simple and automatized method to realize such a point of care device. Our bottom up approach includes working with relevant bacterial and viral species to show proof of concepts for specific detection. We start with the isolated materials and plan to gradually advance to more complex media such as blood and urine.
Our final goal is to realize an electronic device that can detect and discriminate between various infections in minutes.