The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of rapid diagnostics, so the biomanufacturing industry is looking for innovations in this sense.
The new technology developed by CAMP enables for absolute quantification of viral nucleic acids in a water bath in 40-60 minutes in an isothermal way.
The RADICA method can be tweaked to detect additional kinds of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, researchers say.
CAMP principal investigator Timothy Lu claims that the team’s method is faster, cheaper, and more efficient than current methods.
RADICA could aid clinicians and researchers in treatment planning, as well as cell therapy product development and inventory management.