The Daily Mail (UK) examined the latest efforts by the University of CIncinnati to develop an in-home test for viruses such as influenza and coronavirus.
UC College of Engineering and Applied Science student Amy Drexelius designed a device that can concentrate a sample of saliva to diagnose viruses.
Her research was published in the journal Biomicrofluidics.
“In the absence of a vaccine, fast, cheap and accurate at-home coronavirus tests that people could take daily could speed the reopening of society,” the Daily Mail wrote.
“Coronavirus has put a big spotlight on point-of-care diagnostics,” Drexelius said. “We’re trying to make preconcentration of the sample quicker and easier so testing is possible outside a lab.”
Featured image at top: Amy Drexelius in UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science designed and tested a device that can concentrate a sample of saliva to diagnose viruses such as influenza or coronavirus. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative + Brand