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open-access-imgOpen AccessUtilizing Continuous Flow Microdevices-based Magnetophoresis for COVID-19 Diagnosis
Author(s)
Sawsan Dagher,
Ali Hilal-Alnaqbi,
Boshra Akhozheya,
L. Akhu-Zaheya
Publication year2020
Publication title
biointerface research in applied chemistry
Resource typeJournals
PublisherAMG Transcend Association
The contagious disease called COVID-19 is caused by a novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Several precautionary and preventive measures are currently implemented, including travel restrictions, health quarantine, and medical care. However, no explicit treatments are available. Thus, a better understanding of the new infectious disease's nature and the contributing virus is required. This article will briefly review the biological structure and mechanism of the SARS-CoV-2, comparing it to other known coronaviruses, and the potential therapeutic approaches currently under investigation, and propose for the first time the utilization of microfluidic devices based magnetophoresis for SARS-CoV-2 detection and point of care diagnostics as a future potential effective method.
Subject(s)computer science , coronavirus , covid-19 , disease , infectious disease (medical specialty) , intensive care medicine , mechanism (biology) , medicine , outbreak , pathology , physics , quantum mechanics , quarantine , virology
Language(s)English
SCImago Journal Rank0.216
H-Index11
ISSN2069-5837
DOI10.33263/briac114.1199612005

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