New Test Diagnoses Lyme Disease Within 15 Minutes – Technology Networks

This is a zoomed photo of fluid moving through a small channel in the microfluidic chip. Credit: Sia Lab/Columbia Engineering and OPKO Health

Some 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. Caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the bite of infected Ixodes ticks, the disease if left untreated can cause serious neurologic, cardiac, and/or rheumatologic complications.

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