New Nanosensor Assay Detects Viruses Like SARS-Cov-2

Researchers at Arizona State University and the University of Washington have reported a novel method for detecting viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 and Ebola.

The usual methods of detecting these viruses are ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) or PCR (polymerase chain reaction). ELISA is like a lock and key and is most commonly used to measure an antibody that locks to an antigen affixed to a specially coated 96-well plastic plate with a colorimetric test