In Pursuit of a Better Test
University scientists are adapting existing research to develop tests to detect and improve our understanding of COVID-19. CEIS partners, Benjamin Miller and James McGrath are currently developing better COVID-19 testing strategies. Miller's lab is developing tiny sensor chips that use coronavirus proteins to quickly detect the presence of coronavirus antibodies that humans develop within two days of exposure to the virus. McGrath is using ultrathin membranes to determine whether individuals have been infected with COVID-19. McGrath is eyeing an inexpensive testing device that could be used in low-resource communities around the world.