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  • Portable, affordable, accurate, fast: Team invents new COVID-19 test

    Photo of research team standing together outside in front of a brick wall and building.

    The research team included, from front left, Stephan Lane, manager of the Illinois Biological Foundry for Advanced Biomanufacturing; graduate student Guanhua (Daniel) Xun; Huimin Zhao, the Steven L. Miller Chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and a professor of chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, and bioengineering. In back, from left, electrical and computer engineering undergraduate student Vassily Petrov; and mechanical science and engineering undergraduate student Brandon Pepa, who recently graduated.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Huimin Zhao, email

    The paper “A rapid, accurate, scalable, and portable testing system for COVID-19 diagnosis” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-23185-x