Graphene-based electrochemical sensor can detect COVID-19 in less than five minutes

University of Illinois researchers have used graphene to develop a rapid, ultrasensitive test using a paper-based electrochemical sensor that can detect the presence of the virus in less than five minutes.

COVID-19 electrochemical sensing platform image

“Currently, we are experiencing a once-in-a-century life-changing event,” said bioengineering graduate student and co-leader of the study, Maha Alafeef. “We are responding to this global need from a holistic approach by developing multidisciplinary tools for early detection and diagnosis and treatment for SARS-CoV-2.”

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