12 May '22
A Russian start-up called Troitsk Engineering Center (part of TechnoSpark Group) has developed a special device, the Indicator-BIO, to diagnose viral infections.
Their partners in the project, biologists and physicians from the Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA), have, in their turn, come up with advanced chips and reagents to go with the device, which are said to take within 15 minutes to pinpoint in biological fluids an array of dangerous viruses, including the COVID-19.
The Indicator-BIO’s key advantage is believed to be its compatibility with any reagents available in the market today. In addition, the device requires no specially equipped lab.