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Ultra-rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 in public workspace environments

Ultra-rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 in public workspace environments
2021-02-24
(Press-News.org) Ultra-fast, cheap LAMP-based COVID tests could be performed by non-experts at work and in public spaces, giving results in under an hour

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Article Title: "Ultra-rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 in public workspace environments"

Funding: This project was made possible through the support of a grant from Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry, LLC, The funder provided support in the form of salaries and supplies for authors OY, ZY, JM, and BO, but did not have any additional role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The specific roles of these authors are articulated in the 'author contributions' section. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of DCC. Firebird Biomolecular Sciences, LLC, GenePath Diagnostics, Inc., and GenePath Diagnostics India Pvt. Ltd. employ the indicated authors and the specific roles of these authors are articulated in the 'author contributions' section.

Competing Interests: Firebird Biomolecular Sciences, LLC, GenePath Diagnostics, Inc., and GenePath Diagnostics India Pvt. Ltd. employ the indicated authors and the specific roles of these authors are articulated in the 'author contributions' section. OY, ZY, SAB and their institutions own intellectual property associated with the assay. Some of the items mentioned here are sold by Firebird Biomolecular Sciences, LLC, which employs the indicated authors and is owned by SAB. This does not alter the authors' and institutions' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Article URL: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0240524


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