Article: Massood Tabib-Azar University of Utah professor develops rapid, portable COVID-19 test for competition

from, Jan. 15, 2021

"SALT LAKE CITY — A University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor has been named a finalist for prize money in an international competition to develop innovations in rapid testing for COVID-19.

Massood Tabib-Azar's rapid test is a small electronic device that can detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 through a user's breath or a drop of saliva and delivers results in less than a minute.

Tabib-Azar is one of 10 finalists in..."

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Interview: Developing a device to detect COVID-19

 from, June 26, 2020

"In May, engineering professor Massood Tabib-Azar began developing a standalone device that can be connected to a cellphone to test for COVID-19. He received a $200,000 National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant to create this portable, reusable sensor, which is about the size of a quarter, works with a cellphone and can detect coronavirus in just 60 seconds.

Science writer Lisa Potter sat down with professor Tabib-Azar over Zoom to discuss how the technology works and the current state of the project..."

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Interview: U of U professor’s portable sensor could be game changer in COVID-19 testing

from, May 7, 2020

"COVID-19 has been called “the invisible enemy” but what if you could detect the virus in you or in your environment and find out the results in just one minute?"[...]

"The idea is to enable the user to be able to sample the environment around himself or herself and kind of know whether there are these viruses are around” Dr. Tabib-Azar...

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