New Gum Could Detect Malaria

New Gum Could Detect Malaria
Innovation

Maliva is a chewing gum laden with magnetic nanoparticles that may represent a cheap and effective delivery method for diagnosing Malaria in under-served populations.

Jon Lombardo
  • 17 december 2009

Maliva is a chewing gum laden with magnetic nanoparticles that may represent a cheap and effective delivery method for diagnosing Malaria in under-served populations. The research project, which is led by Dr. Andrew Fung and funded by The Gates Foundation, diagnoses malaria by looking for the same blood antigens in your saliva that are found in your blood — which is the traditional testing model.

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