New chip could detect COVID-19 cases with 99.9% accuracy – study – The Jerusalem Post

Scientists have developed a new chip which would allow for faster and more accurate COVID-19 detection with up to 99.9% accuracy.

Jeremy Edwards, director of the Computational Genomics and Technology (CGaT) Laboratory at the University of New Mexico, along with colleagues from Centrillion Technologies in Palo Alto, California and West Virginia University, has developed a simpler and faster genome sequencing method which would allow the detection of respiratory diseases such as COVID-19 with greater accuracy.
Their research study is titled “Highly Accurate Chip-Based Resequencing of SARS-CoV-2 Clinical Samples” and was peer reviewed and published in the American Chemical Society. It aims to create alternative COVID testing and tracing systems which would be a widely available alternative to current systems which often produce false positives or negatives.

Source: New chip could detect COVID-19 cases with 99.9% accuracy – study – The Jerusalem Post