Indian-led team develops cheap, electricity free centrifuge for COVID-19 testing

by Technology | 04-07-2020 | 1206 views

Researchers, led by Manu Prakash from Stanford University in the US, have developed a cheap, electricity free centrifuge to separate components in patient saliva samples for the detection of the novel coronavirus. The 'Handyfuge' device spins sample-containing tubes at very high speeds, enough to separate the virus genome from patient saliva samples, without needing electricity.

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