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Air Force researchers test device capable of detecting dangerous pathogens

The mobile pathogen detection device was demonstrated at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va., Oct. 4, 2017. Staff Sgt. Lee Young shows how a PCR analysis can be completed in a combat setting and in real time. Relying on a small, portable device and a smart phone application makes it possible to easily detect dangerous pathogens downrange and make quicker life-saving decisions.

PHOTO BY: Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office
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