Future developments in biosensors for field-ready Zika virus diagnostics

Ariana M. Nicolini, Katherine E. McCracken, Jeong Yeol Yoon

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Since early reports of the recent Zika virus outbreak in May 2015, much has been learned and discussed regarding Zika virus infection and transmission. However, many opportunities still remain for translating these findings into field-ready sensors and diagnostics. In this brief review, we discuss current diagnostic methods, consider the prospects of translating other flavivirus biosensors directly to Zika virus sensing, and look toward the future developments needed for high-sensitivity and high-specificity biosensors to come.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalJournal of Biological Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 23 2017


  • Biosensors
  • Flaviviruses
  • Immunoassays
  • LAMP
  • RT-PCR
  • Zika

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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