Inexpensive, portable detector identifies pathogens in minutes

APR 23, 2020 12:00 PMBY LOIS YOKSOULIAN  | PHYSICAL SCIENCES EDITOR  | 217-244-2788 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Most viral test kits rely on labor- and time-intensive laboratory preparation and analysis techniques; for example, tests for the novel coronavirus can take days to detect the virus from nasal swabs. Now, researchers have demonstrated an inexpensive yet sensitive smartphone-based testing […]

Interview on WILL about COVID Diagnostics

U OF I RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING SMARTPHONE APP FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING BRIAN MOLINE, ILLINOIS NEWSROOM | 4/3/2020 3:30:07 PM A team of University of Illinois researchers is working on a smartphone application that would detect the novel coronavirus within 30 minutes, without the need for a diagnostic lab. Illinois Newsroom’s Brian Moline spoke with Brian Cunningham. […]