NEW YORK (360Dx) – Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are developing a nanoparticle-based biosensor platform to quickly detect Clostridium difficile, bacteria whose toxins can severely damage the intestines and kill patients.

The developers anticipate that their biosensor would become part of an inexpensive handheld device used in doctors' offices and other points of care, providing results in minutes and avoiding the need to send samples to external laboratories for testing.

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