NIRVANA COVID-19 Field Test Kit: Scientists have created a new laptop-sized machine to identify COVID-19 in 15 minutes. It is claimed that portable tests can also detect a highly infectious variant. The coronavirus test machine has been developed by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, California.
NIRVANA COVID-19 Field Test Kit
The Nirvana test can also reveal other viruses with similar symptoms, such as influenza, simultaneously. The machine can also perform genetic sequencing in just three hours to clear the mutation of the virus. This can help public health experts determine how fast the virus is spreading.
The press release stated, “This is a virus detection and surveillance method that will not require expensive infrastructure. We can accomplish the same work with a single portable test, which needs to be done with two or three different tests and machines. Is used. ” At present, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test procedure is included for testing of COVID-19 patients. The PCR test is considered a high standard test that looks for the virus’s genetic material.
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Scientists say that the test will reveal the negative or positive report in just 15 minutes. The results of machine testing have been published in MED magazine. Dr Mo Li, Assistant Professor of King Abdullah Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, said, “We have soon realised that we can use this technology not only to detect SARS-Cove-2 but also other at the same time Can also detect viruses. ”
Lee and Izpisua Belmonte designed Nirvana to test for influenza-like the COVID-19. Lee and Izpisua Belmonte have said that the machine can test 96 samples at a time. Due to its small size, it can be used at school or airport to detect the virus. Izpisua Belmonte said, “The epidemic has taught two important lessons: first, quick and large-scale investigation and second, know your variants. Our nirvana method offers promising solutions to these two challenges of the current epidemic.”