Technology for screening fruit juice could provide rapid testing for COVID-19 – Loughborough University

Technology for screening fruit juice could provide rapid Covid screening  Loughborough University researchers are hoping a technology they developed to quickly screen liquids for microorganisms can be adapted to provide rapid testing for Covid-19. The team’s unique device, which uses a technique known as resistive pulse sensing, is being launched as a University spin out […]

New local testing site opened in Central Bedfordshire – Cranfield University

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open for those with symptoms to book appointments at Cranfield University, Medway Court, Building 3, in Central Bedfordshire, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – […]

Study reveals more than 40% of COVID-19 infections had no symptoms – Imperial College London

A study of COVID-19 in the quarantined Italian town of Vò, where most of the population was tested, reveals the importance of asymptomatic cases. The authors of the new research, from the University of Padova and at Imperial College London, published today in Nature, suggest asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic people are an important factor in the transmission of COVID-19. They also argue […]

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” […]

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