VARIOUS MEDIA: Simple COVID-19 home-test under development by Manchester biotech team

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 30/4/2020

Description

World-leading Manchester biotech researchers are working towards developing a test for COVID-19 that could be used at home like a domestic pregnancy test.

This prototype test is based on the fact sugars coat all human cells and could be used in the fight to detect infectious agents like coronavirus.

This new screening new approach can help identify the COVID-19 virus - not by its genetic code, which can mutate, but by using its reliance on chains of sugars on human cells, which are constant.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/simple-covid-19-home-test-under-development-by-manchester-biotech-team/

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TitleCoronavirus home testing kits that give simple 'yes or no' could be ready by autumn
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date30/04/20
Description Home testing kits for Covid-19 that can diagnose the disease with a simple yes or no answer could be ready for use by autumn, scientists have said.

The hand-held device, which looks like a home pregnancy test, is being developed by researchers at the University of Manchester.
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/science/coronavirus-home-testing-kits-give-21951779
PersonsRobert Field
TitleManchester scientists working on home testing kit for Covid-19 that could be used like a pregnancy test
Media name/outletManchester Evening News
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date30/04/20
DescriptionScientists in Manchester are working to develop a home testing kit for Covid-19 that could be used like a pregnancy test.

Biotech researchers at the University of Manchester are creating a prototype test that could be used in the fight to detect infectious agents like coronavirus.
URLhttps://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-scientists-working-home-testing-18175392
PersonsRobert Field