Zewail City Researchers Publish a New Paper on the Development of a Diagnostic Tool of Foot and Mouth Disease

Dr. Rabeay Younes, Associate Professor in Nanoscience Program, and Dr. Ibrahim Elsherbiny, Professor and Director of Nanoscience Program, in collaboration with other researchers have published a new research paper on the development of a diagnostic tool for foot and mouth disease in the journal of “Biosensors and Bioelectronics”. 

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a severe, highly contagious viral disease of livestock that has significant economic implications.

The paper discusses the early recognition and real-time monitoring of the Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV-SAT-2) in clinical samples. The researchers have developed a new VIP-electrochemical sensing platform.

On gold-copper functionalized screen-printed electrodes, imprinting of the SAT-2 is assisted by the formation of SAT-2-poly(o-phenylenediamine).

Thus, on-site point of care diagnostics for SAT-2 virus are provided. This work contributes towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals especially goal 2 “ Zero Hunger”.