Opinion

Biochip sensors for the rapid and sensitive detection of viral disease

Andrew D Livingston1*, Colin J Campbell1, Edward K Wagner2 and Peter Ghazal1

Author Affiliations

1 Scottish Centre for Genomic Technology and Informatics, College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB, UK

2 Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Center for Virus Research, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA

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Genome Biology 2005, 6:112  doi:10.1186/gb-2005-6-6-112

Published: 26 May 2005

Abstract

Recent advances in DNA and protein microarray methodology and the emerging technology of cell-based sensors have massively increased the speed and sensitivity with which we can detect viral infections. The advantages of the multi-parameter microarray technologies could be combined with the speed and sensitivity of cell-based systems to give 'cell-omic' sensors.