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 …

IMR-supported research team develops materials system that transforms shape, grabs objects

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A research team from The Ohio State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a material system that can transform into different shapes through the application of magnetic fields.   The new material, called magnetic shape memory polymers, has the potential to enable a wide range of applications, from biomedical devices to soft robotics. The novel magnetic shape …