Los Angeles Times: UC San Diego developing face mask sensor that detects coronavirus


The National Institutes of Health has awarded UC San Diego $1.3 million to develop a tool for monitoring COVID-19 exposure. According to UC San Diego nano engineers, the lightweight test strip will contain a sensor for detecting virus molecules that appear in a person’s breath or saliva. The sensor will be color-coded to denote either a positive or negative reading. The results would be available almost immediately. Jesse Jokerst, the leading professor of the project is hopeful that the test strip could be ready for use later this year. Read the full article here

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