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NMIN research leader discusses new diagnostic technology as key to “pandexit”

NMIN Research Leader Dr. Shana Kelley discusses how new rapid diagnostic technologies could transform the way the COVID-19 pandemic is managed, in a webinar recorded on July 7, 2020.

In the video, Dr. Kelley discusses innovative technologies being developed by researchers in her multidisciplinary PRiME group, including NMIN researcher Dr. Keith Pardee’s “lab in a box,” which uses synthetic biology to detect viral nucleic acids.

She also describes her team’s efforts to develop a hand-held device to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in saliva, which could be used like a thermometer.

Dr. Kelley is Research Leader for NMIN’s Theme III: Diagnostics and director of the PRiME precision medicine research initiative at U of T.

Watch the video