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The project is a high-throughput method to detect and identify infectious disease such as COVID-19 based on advanced optical technologies developed by Manitoba based Adva Diagnostics Inc. The Adva technologies use the interaction of light with a patient sample to produce a spectral “fingerprint” in minutes without the use of reagents. The spectral “fingerprint” is compared with a library of virus spectral “fingerprints” to test for a match. Five University of Manitoba Mitacs interns together with collaborators Prof. Peter Pelka (Microbiology) and Prof. Cyrus Shafai (Electrical Engineering) are helping with “fingerprinting” virus samples and fabrication of certain optical components for the system.
Peter Pelka;Cyrus Shafai
Drayson Graves;Nikolas Akkerman;Elnaz Afsharipour;Ramin Soltanzadeh;Danika Phiona Buhr
Adva Diagnostics Inc
University of Manitoba
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