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Protein Based Biosensors for Covid-19 : Key Points

Protein-based Biosensors:

A team of researchers led by David Baker, who is the professor of biochemistry and director of the Institute for Protein Design at UW Medicine, have created a new protein-based biosensor that will detect the Coronavirus.

  • The protein-based biosensors will detect the proteins that make up the pandemic coronavirus.
  • It would also help in detecting the antibodies against it.
  • The biosensor will glow when mixed with components of the virus or specific COVID-19
  • Thus, it will enable faster and more widespread testing.
  • These protein-based biosensors will recognize the specific molecules on the surface of the virus.
  • The protein will bind to them and then emit the light through a biochemical reaction.