A way out of the reagents shortages: an MS-based diagnostic test focused on corona protein detection

15 April 2020 → 14 January 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Systems biology not elsewhere classified
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Diagnostics not elsewhere classified
    • Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Mass Spectrometry Protein detection Diagnostic test
Project description

CoVid-19 patient diagnosis is currently performed almost exclusively by qPCR-based approaches. This is leading to a world wide restraint on patient testing and a global shortage in reagents required for such assays. We here propose to detect corona proteins instead, using mass spectrometry. We have already proved its applicability, and now need to scale up the assay.