NEW YORK (360Dx) – Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (SFIT) in Lausanne are using C-reactive protein as a biomarker to develop an assay that they believe could become part of a commercial test applied at the point of care to detect cardiac conditions.

The assay requires small sample quantities, and it could be inexpensively screen-printed from carbon, a cheap and plentiful material, Madasamy Thangamuthu, one of its developers and a researcher in the nanophotonics and metrology lab at Swiss Federal, said in an interview.

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