Biosensors can lead to a new age of effective, cheaper testing kits capable of detecting COVID-19 instead of nasal or throat swabs
A former student of Allahabad University (AU), Amit Dubey, claims to have developed a biosensor that can detect COVID-19 infection through sweat samples. Dubey, 34, is working as a senior scientist at Quanta Calculus, Greater Noida.
Dubey claims that he has developed the world’s first specific, reliable ultra-small gold nanoclusters for biomedical and biosensing applications to detect Covid.
Sharing his research, findings of which have been recently published in ‘Luminescence: The Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence‘, a US journal published by Wiley, Dubey said the biosensors would be a one-step identification or sensing technique.
His work can lead to a new age of effective and cheaper testing kits capable of detecting Covid-19 using just the sweat of an individual instead of nasal or throat swabs that kits of today need.
Ultra-small gold nanoclusters, with diameters less than 2 nm, are attracting increasing attention due to their unique size-dependent physiochemical properties which include strong luminescence and excellent biocompatibility.
“I hope this research can lead to a new generation of low-cost biosensors,” the scientist said.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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Great invention. Hope it gets validated. Mr. Dubey will do opposite of his name – Ucchaleyga !!