- Autores: Baptista PV, Barquinha P, Costa MN, Fortunato E, Inacio J, Jacob JM, Martins R, Santos DS, Veigas B, Viveiros M
- Ano de Publicação: 2012
- Journal: Lab on a Chip
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Gold+on+paper-paper+platform+for+Au-nanoprobe+TB+detection
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most serious infectious diseases in the world and the rate of new cases continues to increase. The development of cheap and simple methodologies capable of identifying TB causing agents belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex (MTBC), at point-of-need, in particular in resource-poor countries where the main TB epidemics are observed, is of paramount relevance for the timely and effective diagnosis and management of patients.