Nasal Swabs for your Mobile
A low-cost smartphone test can identify pathogens in 30 minutes
Lauren Robertson | | Quick Read
Current point-of-care systems for nucleic acid-based detection of pathogens require highly trained users and results can take days. Now, Brian Cunningham and his team at the University of Illinois have created a smartphone device that can detect viruses and bacteria within 30 minutes in animal trials. If the device works in humans, it could be used for rapid detection of pathogens like SARS-CoV-2.
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