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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
SCOTLAND: Glasgow Scientist Wins Award for Disease Detection

Staff Writer

May 24, 2013

HeraldScotland (05.22.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

Dr. Julien Reboud of the University of Glasgow, Scotland’s Division of Biomedical Engineering has won a £20,000 award as a joint recipient of this year’s Royal Academy of Engineering ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award. The prize is for his work on SAW Dx technology, which uses ultrasound waves in small devices to identify infections in blood samples. Reboud believes the technology could be used to reduce the time it takes to diagnose some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to 30 minutes. The technology behind SAW Dx potentially could meet a growing demand for in-home STI test kits. According to CDC, the United States diagnoses an estimated 19.7 million new STIs each year.