A Tiny Sensor In GE Development Could Enable Smartphones To Detect COVID-19 Coronavirus

A Tiny Sensor In GE Development Could Enable Smartphones To Detect COVID-19 Coronavirus

1187
Views
0 Comments

A promising technology is arising in GE’s research labs. by Daniel Kruger & Dorothy Pomerantz @ ge.com

GE researchers are working on a sensor smaller than a fingertip that could find viruses and pathogens in the air. Led by Radislav Potyrailo, a principal scientist at GE Research in Niskayuna, New York, the team received a two-year research grant from the National Institutes of Health to build the tiny device.

The finished project will produce a microchip smaller than a dime with nanowells, or tiny pores, that can only be activated by a particular molecule — in this case, a molecule from the coronavirus causing COVID-19. “In each of those nanowells there are bioreceptors that are designed to recognize only the virus particle they were designed for,” Potyrailo says. “If some flu particle or pollen or bacterium appears, it won’t be recognized. It’s like a lock and key.”

read more

Mike is the founder and editor of Electronics-Lab.com, an electronics engineering community/news and project sharing platform. He studied Electronics and Physics and enjoys everything that has moving electrons and fun. His interests lying on solar cells, microcontrollers and switchmode power supplies. Feel free to reach him for feedback, random tips or just to say hello :-)

view all posts by admin
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Archives