Rapid COVID-19 Test Uses Robotics and Machine Learning in New Ways

A partnership between UC Davis and Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., chairman and CEO of Allegiant Air Travel Company, has led to a novel rapid testing method for detecting COVID-19 infections. Built from the ground up, this novel COVID-19 test uses an analytical instrument known as a mass spectrometer, which is paired with a powerful machine-learning platform to detect SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swabs. The technique can deliver positive or negative results in 20 minutes with highly accurate results.

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