A lot of new-new devices are coming up in the market which are designed to make COVID-19 testing easy.
In collaboration with Umbra Applied Technologies, Bacter Scientific have come up with a device which is hand-held and is useful in testing COVID-19. This is even helpful in testing the Delta variant of the virus.
The portable testing unit is designed to test Covid-19 variants, including the Delta variant.
Designed to fit the arm, the testing unit provides quick and precise results in minutes using loop-mediated isothermal ampliﬁcation (LAMP) based technology.
The device will help test patient saliva in disposable tubes, which are used to screen for different respiratory dwelling viruses and their variants such as COVID-19, MERS, TB, Zika Influenza variants, Human Metapneumovirus and others.
LAMP reactions are said to quickly generate large quantities of amplified material when pathogenic bacteria/viruses are present in a patient sample, thereby helping to deliver results within minutes.
Bacter Scientific intends to deliver a highly nimble device that could help in inter-agency coordination through its onboard reporting app built into its Novi testing unit.