Nanophotonic biosensors for point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostics and coronavirus surveillance
Title: Nanophotonic biosensors for point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostics and coronavirus surveillance.
Authors: Gisela Ruiz-Vega, Maria Soler, Laura M. Lechuga
Citation: Journal of Physics: Photonics (2021); 3(1), 011002
Abstract: COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the need of novel diagnostic technologies for rapid and accurate virus detection. In the European CONVAT project, a point-of-care (POC) nanophotonic biosensor is being developed for the direct, fast and specific identification of SARS-CoV-2 from both human patient samples and animal reservoirs. The technology will provide a quantitative detection of the viral load and it can be implemented in decentralized settings to improve the early diagnosis and clinical management of patients as well as coronavirus environmental monitoring to prevent future outbreaks