Tests that may give doctors COVID-19 results in minutes rather than days – The University of Manchester

Manchester researchers lead programme to assess instant testing for COVID-19 Researchers from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and The University of Manchester (UoM) are to assess the effectiveness of tests that may give doctors COVID-19 results in minutes rather than days. Testing for coronavirus infection could become quicker, more convenient and more accurate, following […]

Rapid test speeds up access to urgent care and will free up beds ahead of winter – University of Cambridge

Researchers say faster tests helped expedite access to life-saving treatments such as organ transplants – and might make all the difference later this year. “Rapidly testing admissions for SARS-CoV-2 at the point of care is essential for reducing COVID-19 transmission in hospitals, speeding up access to urgent care and allowing safe discharge to care homes” […]

30-minute COVID-19 test kit under development – Lancaster University, University of Surrey & Brunel

© Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMSA new COVID -19 test kit, which can detect the presence of the virus in six different individuals simultaneously in under 30 minutes, is one step closer to coming to market following a partnership deal with leading electronic, robotics and software companies. Brunel University London, […]

COVID-19 symptom checker and advice tracker app – Ulster University

Researchers from Ulster University’s Schools of Engineering and Computing have developed an app to check for COVID-19 symptoms and provide advice. The app collects information, checks for symptoms, helps perform diagnostics and provides advice. Data from the app can also be used to aid contact tracing and inform policy and decision makers in their overall recovery strategy. A novel add-on to improve overall result accuracy is the […]

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