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Hand-held disagnostic instrument

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Maryland Industrial Partnerships

Description 

Associate Professor Pamela Abshire (ECE/ISR) is partnering with the Rockville-based company Innovative Biosensors Inc. on a $235,596 grant to develop a hand-held diagnostic instrument for Group B Streptococcus, a type of bacteria that causes illness in newborn babies, pregnant women and the elderly. The device will enable rapid, automated detection for clinicians at the point of care.