Daily Mail: Hope for in-home coronavirus test

UC's Amy Drexelius designed a device that uses saliva to diagnose viruses

The Daily Mail (UK) examined the latest efforts by the University of CIncinnati to develop an in-home test for viruses such as influenza and coronavirus.

UC College of Engineering and Applied Science student Amy Drexelius designed a device that can concentrate a sample of saliva to diagnose viruses.

Her research was published in the journal Biomicrofluidics.

"In the absence of a vaccine, fast, cheap and accurate at-home coronavirus tests that people could take daily could speed the reopening of society," the Daily Mail wrote.

"Coronavirus has put a big spotlight on point-of-care diagnostics," Drexelius said. "We're trying to make preconcentration of the sample quicker and easier so testing is possible outside a lab."

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Featured image at top: Amy Drexelius in UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science designed and tested a device that can concentrate a sample of saliva to diagnose viruses such as influenza or coronavirus. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative + Brand

A UC student in latex gloves and a labcoat works at a lab bench.

UC College of Engineering and Applied Science graduate student Amy Drexelius, here pictured last year before the global pandemic, designed a device that can concentrate a sample of saliva to test for viruses such as influenza or coronavirus. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative + Brand

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UC College of Engineering and Applied Science professor Jason Heikenfeld holds up a sweat sensor at UC's 1819 Innovation Hub. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative + Brand

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