Rospotrebnadzor announced plans to create a biochip for detecting COVID

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Scientists of the Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after V.I. IN Blokhina Rospotrebnadzor are working on the creation of a prototype biochip to detect the causative agents of community-acquired pneumonia, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the agency's website.

“It is planned to characterize the regional peculiarities of the etiological structure of community-acquired pneumonia, taking into account which a prototype of a DNA biochip will be developed,” the message says.

In the United States, scientists have created a protective mask with which you can determine in 90 minutes whether a person is infected or not. Disposable sensors located on the inside of the mask help in this, they are able to detect viral particles when a person breathes.

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