Scientists at the National Institute of industrial science and technology in Japan in collaboration with Nihon Itagarasu has developed a unique device for rapid tests for viruses. If now the survey takes about an hour, then using a new device it is reduced to 10 minutes.
Experts managed to develop a device weighing just 500 grams, which is able to quickly, in just 10 minutes, to determine if the person is a viral disease or infection in the body. The device is able to handle samples of saliva or blood of the patient and to detect the presence of bacteria and viruses and even set the type of infectious disease.
The Japanese developers said that the device is for rapid test for viruses operates on a special battery and are extremely comfortable in active use. Most likely, it will be on sale in 2018. Scientists say that the device will be relevant not only in hospitals but also in airports and industrial companies and even on farms, where they will be able to detect the beginning of an epidemic of avian flu, for example. The device has only one drawback – before use it is necessary to pass a short-term training.