U of T researchers adapt glucose meter to help detect diseases, including COVID-19

Researchers at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy adapted an off-the-shelf glucose meter to potentially detect a range of diseases, but there's still much work to be done before the technology is ready for use outside the lab (photo by Steve Southon) Researchers at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy adapted an off-the-shelf glucose meter to potentially detect a range of diseases, but there's still much work to be done before the technology is ready for use outside the lab (photo by Steve Southon)

U of T researchers adapt glucose meter to help detect diseases, including COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Toronto, led by Assistant Professor Keith Pardee of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, have developed a point-of-care diagnostic test using a widely available glucose meter that can be adapted to diagnose a number of diseases, including COVID-19.

The new gene circuit–based system is described in a new paper published in Nature Communications....

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