Development of an at-home diagnostic test for COVID-19 using a multi-layered tablet

The intern will be responsible for developing an at-home test within a tablet/pill. Tablets are a familiar house-hold product, that would be intuitive to use and handle. The tablet would automatically break apart the virus, and detect viral genetic material and result in a blue colour. To use the at-home test, the patient would place sample/swab in a reaction tube, place the tablet and add water. After 30 minutes, the patient can take a picture of the solution and upload the result to a database with a barcode identification unique to the patient. The findings from this project will be used to further develop and commercially translate the platform via the partner organization.

Faculty Supervisor:

Leo Chou


Buddhisha Udugama


Luna Nanotech


Engineering - biomedical



University of Toronto


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