Gold speeds up malaria diagnosis

Gold nanoparticles were used in 115 million malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) last year because of their stability and their ability to host different molecules on their surface.

Whilst the amount of gold used in RDTs is tiny, gold is crucial to high performance, explains Dr. Trevor Keel, Head of Technology at the World Gold Council, from the 6th Pan-African Malaria Conference in Durban, South Africa:

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