The Sherlock CRISPR SARS-CoV-2 kit uses technology that programs a CRISPR molecule to identify the presence of the virus's genetic signature from a nasal swab, nasopharyngeal swab, oropharyngeal swab, or bronchoalveolar specimen. The test is designed for CLIA-certified laboratories and can provide COVID-19 diagnostic results in about one hour, according to the company.
Sherlock is also working on developing an instrument-free handheld test for the novel coronavirus. The test, which will use Sherlock's Inspectr platform, will work similarly to an at-home pregnancy test to rapidly detect SARS-CoV-2's genetic signature.
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