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Nat Rev Microbiol. 2004 Feb;2(2):161-6.

Electronic noses and disease diagnostics.

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Institute of BioScience and Technology, Cranfield University, Silsoe, Bedford MK45 4DT, UK.

Abstract

Rapid developments in sensor technology have facilitated the production of devices--known as electronic noses--that can detect and discriminate the production profiles of volatile compounds from microbial infections in situ. Such qualitative and semi-quantitative approaches could have a significant role in the early diagnosis and detection of microbial diseases. Using artificial intelligence and web-based knowledge systems, electronic noses might also have a valuable role in monitoring disease epidemiology.

PMID:
15040263
DOI:
10.1038/nrmicro823
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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