Ultra-Fast COVID-19 and Viral Diagnostics Sensor.
The ultra-fast COVID-19 (UFC-19) detection sensor-patent-pending technology- is a rapid and portable tool for COVID-19 diagnosis with the ability to sense the presence/absence of the virus SARS-CoV-2 in a sample within 100 milliseconds by using saliva or blood plasma as samples.
The portability and the speed of returning results make this sensor a transformational diagnostic tool for rapid initial screening of samples and continuous monitoring of an individual.
This technology is an antigen-based electrochemical device to detect SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins at an early stage of infection, unlike their antibody-based testing counterparts.
Exploiting the difference in pandemic pathogen responses, our sensor has proven to differentiate SARS-CoV-2 from HIV. This discrimination of SARS-CoV-2 among other pathogenic viruses could be the need of the hour in cases these viruses co-localize and impede early diagnosis of COVID-19 in regions prone to other pandemic viruses.