The shortage of coronavirus testing kits in the world has quickly come to the surface as the virus continues to spread. We are racing to get tests out to the public, and to offer an affordable solution to at home testing. We are developing a robust, simple, sensitive test to detect Covid in 30 min at home at low-cost based on a nucleic acid amplification reaction RT-LAMP (Reverse Transcription-Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification) assay. Our particular design will make an at-home DIY test possible! With a simple one-step operation, individuals will be able to collect a nasal sample and insert the swab into a single tube embedded in a portable “thermal chamber” and have a visual readout within 30 minutes. Currently we are focussing on the detection of SARS-CoV-2, but once our testing platform, ALERT, is developed we will be able to easily modify it for other viruses and microorganisms.
COVID-ALERT (Accessible LAMP-Enabled Rapid Test)
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