Accurate and rapid diagnostic tests are critical to reducing the impact of SARS-CoV-2. This study presents early, but promising measurements of SARS-CoV-2 using the ACE2 enzyme as the recognition element to achieve clinically relevant detection. The test provides a scalable route to sensitive, specific, rapid and low cost mass testing.
Vezza, V., Butterworth, A., Lasserre, P., Blair, E., MacDonald, A., Hannah, S., Rinaldi, C., Hoskisson, P., Ward, A., Longmuir, A., Setford, S., Farmer, E., Murphy, M. & Corrigan, D. 2021, 'An electrochemical SARS-CoV-2 biosensor inspired by glucose test strip manufacturing processes', Chemical Communications, 57, pp. 3404-3407. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1CC00936B