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Department of Biomedical Engineering professor, Anthony McGoron, PhD., and PhD. graduate student, Vinay Bhardwaj, recently had their patent published for a technology that provides methods and means to detect incidents of accidental or intentional release of chemical and biological toxins into the environment.

The increasing threat of an intentional or accidental release of toxins has increased public fear. The major problem in such attacks or accidents is to quickly detect toxins, including unknown toxins. To solve this problem, sensors are needed that are suitable for rapid, inexpensive, simple and effective (RISE) on-site detection in resource-limited settings enabling a comprehensive alert to known, as well as unknown toxins.

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