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  • Portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test discerns alpha variant from earlier strains

    Portrait of coauthor Rashid Bashir

    Rashid Bashir, the dean of the Grainger College of Engineering, co-led a team that developed a portable, point-of-care testing device capable of differentiating between the COVID-19 alpha variant and earlier strains of the virus in saliva samples.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Rashid Bashir, email

    To reach Bill King, email

    The paper “Microfluidic point-of-care device for detection of early strains and B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1039/d2lc00021k.