Specific Detection of Viruses in Human Specimens
Maxim Frank-Kamenetskii, Ph.D.
Professor – Biomedical Engineering
Boston University – College of Engineering
Nancy S. Miller, M.D.
Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology
Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Boston University – School of Medicine
OBJECTIVE: To develop a simple, low-cost kit-based test for the specific detection of viruses using a method based on a novel class of enzymes and DNA nickases for detection without DNA denaturation. The initial clinical target is the Herpesviridae family, but the method is considered a platform technology.