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1. (WO2018050429) DIAGNOSTIC SENSOR AND CHEWING GUM COMPRISING SUCH A DIAGNOSTIC SENSOR FOR THE TASTE-BASED DETECTION OF VIRUSES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/050429    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/071572
Publication Date: Fri Mar 23 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 29 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: C12Q 1/04
A61K 49/00
A61K 31/00
C12Q 1/34
Applicants: JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT WÜRZBURG
Inventors: MEINEL, Lorenz
MIESLER, Tobias
SEIBEL, Juergen
Title: DIAGNOSTIC SENSOR AND CHEWING GUM COMPRISING SUCH A DIAGNOSTIC SENSOR FOR THE TASTE-BASED DETECTION OF VIRUSES
Abstract:
The invention relates to a diagnostic sensor which can be worked into a diagnostic chewing gum that detects relevant concentrations of influenza viruses in the oral cavity. The technical application thereof is initial diagnosis by the subject themselves, i.e. when sore throats occur. Detection of the influenza viruses allows targeted therapy of the infection, and the use of antibiotics, which are effective only for bacterial diseases, can be reduced.