Simultaneous Identification of Mechanical and Optical Properties of Single Viruses using a Single Device

Professor Bahl from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a device that can identify both optical and mechanical properties of single viruses with much higher throughput than current methods. This method takes us one step closer to identify the virus rather than just detect it. The rapid label-free identification of viruses can bring about a revolution in human health diagnostics and therapeutics.