Indian, UK scientists jointly develop sensor to detect CoV-2 virus in wastewater

Indian, UK scientists jointly develop sensor to detect CoV-2 virus in wastewater
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Scientists from UK and India have come together to jointly develop a low-cost sensor to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The same virus that causes Covid-19 within the wastewater.

It will help several middle-to-low-income countries struggling to control the prevalence of Covid-19 through wastewater.

The sensor was tested with wastewater collected from a sewage treatment plant in Mumbai spiked with SARS-Cov-2 Ribonucleic Acid (RNA).

Scientists found that the sensor was able to detect the genetic material at concentrations as low as 10 picograms per microlitre. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

This low-cost sensor was developed by scientists from the University of Strathclyde and IIT Bombay.

Moreover, it can be used with portable equipment that uses the standard Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

This way there will be no need of using expensive chemicals and lab infrastructure also.

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