The fight against the coronavirus is underway in a Rutgers University–Camden research laboratory, where chemistry professor Jinglin Fu is working to develop a mechanism to rapidly detect viral RNA for potential diagnosis of COVID-19.

“The main problem that we want to address is an urgent need of a rapid and reliable assay that is simple and affordable for mass screening to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic,” explains Fu. “Right now, the diagnosis of COVID-19 is limited by the slow speed of traditional polymerase chain reaction and the inaccuracy of antibody test. Our goal is to accelerate that timetable.”  To read the full story.