Testing for COVID-19 could soon be as easy as blowing into a tube. Researchers at Rutgers University are working to develop a non-invasive, rapid COVID-19 test that can detect the virus and other respiratory illnesses in minutes, similar to a blood alcohol content breathalyzer analysis. The test would collect users’ exhaled particles and deposit them onto an electronic biosensor, providing results in just 10 minutes. “In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded into a future, easy-to-use, non-invasive rapid breathalyzer to diagnostic respiratory diseases, including possible future pandemics,” said principal investigator Edward DeMauro, assistant professor in Rutgers’ Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. To read the full story.