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    Biosensor Combines Thermal and Optical Methods to Detect Coronavirus

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    Research labs that measure and analyze airborne pollutants have a new focus — to develop a sensor that can quickly and reliably detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

    Most laboratories use a molecular method to detect viruses that can lead to respiratory infections. This method, called reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), can detect viruses in tiny amounts, but can be time-consuming and prone to error.

    The team of professor Jing Wang, who leads the Air Quality and Particle Technology group at ETH Zurich and a group at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), has developed an alternative test method — an optical biosensor that uses thermal effects to detect the virus…

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    Apr, 22 2020 |

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