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Paul Pickering

COVID-19 Could Be Identified in Minutes via Mobile Technology

Fast testing during viral outbreaks, such as the current COVID-19, could assist to prevent its spread, saving lives and money. What if you had a handheld, battery-powered, real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR) device to take to the farm, the factory, or any site, that could fast test and relay sample data via an iPhone app - all potentially within 40 minutes. Ubiquitome, a New Zealand company, has developed that device - the Liberty 16. Initial testing of the Liberty16 using COVID-19 sequences validated…