Breathalyzer device developed at Ohio State highlighted in New York Times report on the future of at-home COVID-19 testing

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Pelagia-Irene (Perena) Gouma, the Edward Orton, Jr., Chair in Ceramic Engineering at The Ohio State University, was recently featured in the New York Times among innovators across the country working to increase accessibility to COVID-19 testing.   Gouma and her team’s development of a breathalyzer device able to detect COVID-19 in a single breath was highlighted as an example of …

COVID-19 Inventor Showcase to highlight Ohio State effort to mass manufacture critical testing supplies

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  Mark your calendars for the Dec. 15 virtual panel discussion.    As COVID-19 spread throughout Ohio and the country, the Institute for Materials Research (IMR) turned to its research community in the hopes of turning the tide. The situation of dwindling testing supplies was critical, the need was urgent, and responses had to come quickly. A multidisciplinary team at …

ECE team exploring next-gen UV lasers in the fight against COVID-19

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In the global rush to control the spread of coronavirus, ultraviolet (UV) light has proven effective for sterilizing surfaces in its prevention. Ideally, light emitting diodes, or LEDs, could provide the UV light too. However, the technological advancements in this realm have remained stalled. As a device, UV lasers with improved beam quality remain better and more suitable for real-world applications. …

Researchers developing breathalyzer device to detect COVID-19

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A research team at The Ohio State University is developing a breathalyzer device to detect COVID-19.   The device could offer a quick and easy alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs, a more common means to test for the causative agent of COVID-19. Drawing from just a single exhaled breath, the device is designed to enable rapid detection of biomarkers of the …

Ohio State researchers explore manufacturing alternatives for critical COVID-19 supplies

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  The Institute for Materials Research(IMR) is again teaming up with centers and institutes across The Ohio State University to rapidly respond to shortages of swabs used in testing for the causative agent of COVID-19.   Led by IMR, researchers from the Center for Design Manufacturing Excellence (CDME), Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center …

Swab prototypes for COVID-19 test kits analyzed at MSE lab

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Teams across The Ohio State University are coming together to combat shortages of critically needed supplies for COVID-19 testing throughout Ohio.   Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are analyzing the material performance of the nasopharyngeal swab prototypes being designed for use in detecting the virus that causes the new coronavirus disease.   The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) is …

Ohio State coalition develops, delivers 3D-printed swabs for COVID-19 testing

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  Wave after wave of urgently needed shipments of 3D-printed swabs used in COVID-19 test kits have been arriving at The Ohio State University since April 17, after a coalition of university scientists, engineers and manufacturers came together to combat the shortage of critical supplies in the state.   The collaborative effort was led by Ohio State’s Institute for Materials …

Ongoing IMR efforts related to COVID-19

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As the coronavirus spread throughout Ohio and the country, the Institute for Materials Research (IMR) turned to its research community in the hopes of turning the tide.   IMR knows the situation is critical, the needs are urgent, and responses must come quickly.   The institute is collaborating with departments, colleges and research centers across The Ohio State University to …

Gouma research group developing breathalyzer to detect COVID-19

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A research group led by professor Perena Gouma at The Ohio State University is developing an inexpensive breathalyzer device to detect COVID-19 in a single breath.   The hand-held breath monitor will sample an exhaled breath for two key biomarkers of the infection. The tool is expected to not only enable early detection of COVID-19, but offer insight to the …