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A Simon Fraser University (SFU) research team will be using RNA imaging technology it has created to develop coronavirus testing kits. The decision to apply the technology, called Mango, to COVID-19 testing is in response to a funding opportunity recently announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to help address COVID-19.
The coronavirus research made possible by CIHR funding will allow the SFU team to develop an isothermal testing methodology, known as Mango NABSA (nucleic acid sequence-based amplification). The Mango NABSA kits can be used to test for the coronavirus, which is a positive strand RNA virus.
SFU researcher Lena Dolgosheina holds up tubes to demonstrate the Mango imaging technology. Courtesy…READ MORE