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New detection technique counts COVID virus particles in saliva, breath

January 14, 2022

As health and research institutions continue to rapidly develop new methodologies for detecting SARS-CoV-2, researchers have found themselves at both forefronts of discovery and featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society with their paper "Label-free Digital Detection of Intact Virions by Enhanced Scattering Microscopy."


January 14, 2022


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Compact biosensor microscope built for point of care diagnostics

October 18, 2021

Current medical diagnostics involve sending samples to laboratory facilities, which can be difficult and expensive. Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have designed a desk-sized instrument that can make the same measurements at the location where the samples are collected.


October 18, 2021


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Microscope that detects individual viruses could power rapid diagnostics

March 20, 2021

A fast, low-cost technique to see and count viruses or proteins from a sample in real time, without any chemicals or dyes, could underpin a new class of devices for rapid diagnostics and viral load monitoring, including HIV and the virus that causes COVID-19.

Researchers at Illinois described the technique, called Photonic Resonator Interferometric Scattering Microscopy, or PRISM, in the journal Nature Communications.


March 20, 2021


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