Medical Sciences

Title :

Rapid Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 using aptamer functionalized Oxygen Microbubbles

Area of research :

Medical Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Chemical Sciences, COVID-19 Research

Focus area :

Rapid Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2

Principal Investigator :

Prof Sameer Dalvi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, Dr Dhiraj Bhatia, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar

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Executive Summary :

An easy, rapid and confirmatory test for detection of Coronavirus which can be used screen hundreds of samples daily at the community level. The currently available rapid diagnostic tests can fail or produce false negatives. These tests need to be supplemented through other techniques such as RT-PCR. At times, even RT-PCR cannot be trusted. In such as scenario, the test developed I this work can be used for confirmed detection of virus particles in patients? samples.

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