A device that detects coronavirus in ten seconds is created

Scientists at Bilkent University in Ankara have created a device that detects the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in ten seconds, reports the press service of the university.

The device, dubbed Diagnovir, is capable of detecting coronavirus in saliva samples. The sample is mixed with a special solution, placed on the pathogen detection chip, and if the biosensor detects the presence of a pathogen, the optical system changes the glow color. The entire analysis process takes no more than ten seconds.

Scientists claim that the efficiency of the device reaches 99 percent. The technology used in the device was developed by Turkish specialists in seven months and is capable of working in the future not only with SARS-CoV-2, but also with other pathogens. The invention is planned to be patented.

“The system has a high export potential. All stages of labeling, certification and accreditation have also begun, which will pave the way for domestic and international sales. We believe that this invention will have a huge impact on our country and the world in the near future,” added at the university.