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UMBC finalists for the Rapid Testing Innovation Award

At Advanced Lateral Flow Conference 2021

The team led by UMBC's Dr. Dipanjan Pan (twitter: @ProfDipanjanPan) is the only academic group selected as a finalist for the Rapid Testing Innovation Award at the Advanced Lateral Flow Conference 2021.

Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2 via Oligonucleotide Based Molecular Lateral Flow Assay 

Presented by Ketan Dighe 

During the COVID-19 pandemic’s early and deadliest days last year, health authorities were plagued by a lack of testing, long wait times for results, and an ambiguous picture of what was generating outbreaks. Many public health experts are still dealing with the same challenges more than a year and a half later into the pandemic. Therefore, the need of the hour is a self-administered test that is accurate, simple-to-run, and detects COVID-19 cases within minutes. Here we develop a direct POC lateral flow assay devoid of an RNA isolation and amplification step to detect positive COVID-19 cases within 10 minutes.

Posted: October 11, 2021, 11:19 AM