The ability to test for Covid-19 is seen as a key variable in limiting the spread of coronavirus. Usually, patients now wait for their results for several days.
New tests from Bosch show the results of the presence of coronavirus and nine other various different viruses in human blood in 2.5 hours. The accuracy of this test is 95%. At the same time, its important difference from other developments is the lack of the need to send it to special laboratories.
The new test uses the Vivalytic molecular diagnostic platform developed by Bosch’s health department. Devices on this platform are already being used in hospitals, laboratories and medical facilities to diagnose a number of bacterial and viral diseases, including influenza and pneumonia. The new Covid-19 test will be available in Germany in April and at the same time will begin to be sold on international markets.