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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Egypt team wins at Intel challenge for Hepatitis C detection

CAIRO: A team of entrepreneurs from Egypt came in third place at the seventh annual Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, winning $10,000 for an innovation that can detect Hepatitis C.

NanoDiagX of Egypt uses gold nanoparticles to develop a virus test that can detect Hepatitis C in less than an hour, and at one-tenth the cost of current commercial tests, according to an Intel statement.

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