The development of SARS-CoV-2 lateral flow strip using genetically engineered viral antigen

While various community transmission mitigation tactics are being employed in regions across Canada, including stay home mandates, bans on public congregations, and provincial lockdown, public health experts and scientists agree that widespread availability of testing for COVID-19 would aid efforts in more accurately tracking the virus’ spread.
This project aims to develop a more sensitive serology test strip to detect COVID-19 positive patients. By utilizing genetic engineering technique, we will develop sensitive and accurate test strip which detects COVID-19 patient at early stage. This economical and easy-to-use test strips will provide quick (15 minutes) and accurate results. This project will produce more effective and affordable testing to help these people by reducing the number of infected patients at healthcare facilities, and by helping society to return to more normal operations.

Faculty Supervisor:

Fei Geng


Saeed Mohammadi


Thinkari Research Inc


Engineering - mechanical


Professional, scientific and technical services


McMaster University


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