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Title: Tech Transfer Webinar: Amoeba Cysts as Natural Containers for the Transport and Storage of Pathogens

Sahar El-Etr, Biomedical Scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, shares a unique method for transporting clinical samples from the field to a laboratory. The use of amoeba as “natural” containers for pathogens was utilized to develop the first living system for the transport and storage of pathogens. The amoeba system works at ambient temperature for extended periods of time—capabilities currently not available for biological sample transport.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1214323
Resource Type:
Other
Research Org:
LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES CLINICAL SAMPLES; AMOEBA; PATHOGEN; TRANSPORT