Brazilian Scientist to Create Unique Kit for Detecting Viruses, Bacteria and Fungi

The product being developed by scientists will assist patients in delicate situations and doctors will have results within 24 to 72 hours and can initiate therapy promptly - reducing hospitalization time and complication risk.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rosane Silva, associate professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and head of the Firmino Torres de Castro Macromolecular Metabolism Laboratory, is coordinating a team for the creation of a single kit to detect viruses, bacteria and fungi.

She says research is well underway and the product may be available within 24 months. Currently, in order to detect the cause of infection, available kits are specific to a single micro-organism. "This kit will have numerous advantages," she explains.

"First of all, the most important thing is its . . .

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