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Pioneering diagnostics platform changes the way COVID-19 is detected – News-Medical.Net

Montreal-based Two-Photon Research Inc. announces CAST, a diagnostics platform that changes the way viruses are detected. The CAST platform uses TPR’s patented…

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Montreal-based Two-Photon Research Inc. announces CAST, a diagnostics platform that changes the way viruses are detected. The CAST platform uses TPR’s patented Aptamer Molecular Photonic Beacon™ (AMPB) that photonically interfaces with smartphones.
The first application of CAST is for detecting SARS-CoV-2 to help control the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the test, the AMPB binds to the S1 protein of SARS-CoV-2 if it is present in the saliva sample. On binding with the S1 protein, the AMPB responds to…

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