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High-Speed NanoPCR Technology Developed for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of COVID-19

News   Dec 09, 2020 | Original story from IBS

 
High-Speed NanoPCR Technology Developed for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of COVID-19

The RNA of the coronavirus was extracted from the patient sample, which then underwent reverse transcription, gene amplification, and detection through nanoPCR to diagnose the COVID-19 infection. For rapid gene amplification and detection, magneto-plasmonic nanoparticles (MPNs) were used to facilitate the temperature change cycle of the existing RT-PCR at high speed. Finally, a magnetic field separated the MPN, and the fluorescent signal of the amplified DNA was detected. Credit: Institute for Basic Science (IBS)

 
 
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