Chris Geddes, Chemistry and Biochemistry, on TalkingHeads@UMBC

On the TalkingHeads@UMBC blog, Chris Geddes, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, describes technology he and his colleagues at the Institute of Fluorescence developed to test for bioagents such as salmonella or anthrax.

The process, called Microwave-Accelerated Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence, has two stages: Microwaves are used to quickly remove genetic material from a test sample. The sample is then exposed to a laser, and it glows if the bioagent is present.

Read the full article here.

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