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S. Kintzios: In three minutes the results for the coronavirus even if we were infected the same day

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Spyros Kintzios, Rector of the Agricultural University, and director of the cell technology laboratory of the Department of Biotechnology, spoke in Athens 9.84 and Maria Pavlou.

«With the mobile phone or a tablet and in just three minutes the citizens will be able to see if they have been infected with coronavirus.  The user will have a "kit", which contains a special swab to take the sample from the nose or mouth, a solution and a consumable modified electrode (such as that used to measure sugar), which will be connected to a small special device with the mobile or tablet and in terms of use it will be simple, simpler than self tests "

As he explained "awe developed a biosensor, which can be integrated into a easy to use platform and offers lightning detection of the SARS-CoV-1 coronavirus S2 surface protein, the most important indicator of the virus, first day of possible infection, even if there are no symptoms "

He stressed that the results of clinical trials showed that method presents high reliability: "We organized two clinical studies with the Medical School of the University of Athens and with the" Sotiria "hospital, the results we had ranged from 95% to 99,9%"

Finally he announced that "The university in collaboration with distinguished Greek scientists is a pioneer in the creation of cellular biosensors of extremely advanced technology not only for common viruses such as influenza but also for many other dangerous infectious diseases."

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