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SMART researchers develop a method for rapid, accurate virus detection

Four times faster than conventional PCR methods, new RADICA approach is highly specific, sensitive, and resistant to inhibitors.

Researchers from Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalized-Medicine (CAMP), an interdisciplinary research group at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, have developed a new method for rapid and accurate detection of viral nucleic acids — a breakthrough that can be easily adapted to detect different DNA/RNA targets in viruses like the coronavirus.