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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 297--301

Nanotechnology: A new frontier in virus detection in clinical practice

AM Abraham, R Kannangai, G Sridharan 
 Department of Clinical Virology, Christian Medical College, Vellore-632 004, Tamil Nadu, India

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G Sridharan
Department of Clinical Virology, Christian Medical College, Vellore-632 004, Tamil Nadu
India

Researchers are expanding the applications of nanotechnology in the field of medicine since mid-2000. These technologies include nanoarrays, protein arrays, nanopore technology, nanoparticles as a contrivance in immunoassays and nanosensors, among others. Nanobiotechnologies are clinically applicable and possess the potential to be useful in laboratory diagnosis of infections in general and viral infections in particular. Nanotechnology is a significant advance in molecular diagnostics. The technology strengthens and expands the DNA and protein microarray methods. In particular, the waveguide technology is an emergent area with many diagnostic applications. Nanosensors are the new contrivance for detection of bioterrorism agents. All these new technologies would have to be evaluated in clinical settings before their full import is appreciated and accepted.

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Abraham A M, Kannangai R, Sridharan G. Nanotechnology: A new frontier in virus detection in clinical practice.Indian J Med Microbiol 2008;26:297-301

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Abraham A M, Kannangai R, Sridharan G. Nanotechnology: A new frontier in virus detection in clinical practice. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Mar 1 ];26:297-301
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