Steradian Technologies is developing a hand-held device to instantly detect COVID-19 in a subject’s breath
Test results are available in under 1 minute, with a low chance of false negatives due to our unique biosensor.
No lab is required. The test can be used in remote areas or in the field for rapid population monitoring.
Our system indicates the viral load in each breath, in addition to whether a user is positive or negative status.
The device uses a disposable tube containing a proprietary chemically reactive biosensor, which emits or reflects photons when it binds to the virus. Our detection test uses custom optics to concentrate all photon emissions from a reaction to a single focal point in real-time. This concentration of the emissions allows us to measure minute intensities, thus determining the viral load in a person's breath on the spot, without a secondary process.
The device Is simple to use. Applications include very quick screening of people in situations where waiting for a lab result is not practical, screening a large number of people in a short time, and in remote areas where sending samples to a lab is difficult. The patient blows into the device, and a positive or negative result is displayed. Also, volume of breath and magnitude of virus or biomarker detected per liter is stored and sent to a computer or network. The sensor is then disposed of and a new one is inserted for the next patient.
Our system is quick due to our innovative biosensor, which is lodged in a disposable breath tube.
Light emissions from detecting a disease are concentrated on a single focal point, converted to electrical signals, and amplified. The result is a diagnosis on the spot and in less than a minute.
The device can support diagnosing a variety of diseases by swapping the sensor and automatically recalibrating.