Specific Detection of Viruses in Human Specimens

Photo of Dr. Maxim Frank Kamenetskii

Maxim Frank-Kamenetskii, Ph.D.
Professor – Biomedical Engineering
Boston University – College of Engineering

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no-photoNancy S. Miller, M.D.
Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology
Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Boston University – School of Medicine

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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.

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