Virus detection: Fast, sensitive, and cost-effective with electrochemical testing

With significant global viral outbreaks becoming the norm rather than generational outliers, it is imperative that fast, sensitive, and cost-effective testing is available to the masses. Screen-printed electrodes (SPEs) allow rapid, widespread testing of populations for infectious disease, without the need of skilled personnel or burdensome equipment in the field. The possibility of point-of-care (POC) testing with SPEs has been exhibited in several recent studies.

Metrohm DropSens combines high production capabilites of custom-made SPEs with a valid ISO 13485 certification «Manufacturing of sensors for medical devices», meaning testing procedures developed on these SPEs can be reliably scaled up for larger operations, with easier regulatory approval for commercialization.