Fast Diagnosis of Ebola, Zika and Chikungunya Using Recombinase Polymerase Amplification

7 October 2016

Learn how Dr Ahmed Abd El Wahed and his team, at the Georg-August-University in Germany, have been developing portable RPA-based tests that are as sensitive and specific as laboratory PCR-based detection assays but can provide much faster results. This has enabled portable, fast diagnostic tests for viral epidemics including Ebola, Zika and Chikungunya to be developed.