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Point-of-care diagnostic that diagnoses COVID-19 in under an hour in development at UCSD

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March 18, 2020
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The evolving COVID-19 pandemic is in dire need of rapid actionable tests to mitigate the widespread infection it is causing. While efforts are in full swing across the globe to develop vaccines and scale up production of conventional diagnostic kits, a pressing need right now is to quickly identify and isolate patients to prioritize medical assistance. The fastest diagnostics still take a few hours at best. Researchers at UCSD are working to address this need with a test that can identify a suspected COVID-19 case in 45 minutes, meeting the criteria for a POCD outlined in our recent report. In these trying times, as clients look to invest in or partner with developers, POCD solutions like this must make your shortlist for further vetting.

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