Researchers at the University of Florida, including Fan Ren, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, have helped develop a COVID-19 testing device that can detect coronavirus infection in as little as 30 seconds as sensitively and accurately as a PCR.
Researchers Develop a Test to Quickly Detect COVID Variants
University of Florida researchers have invented a test that can determine within 10-15 minutes whether patients test positive for COVID and, if so, which of the five known variants of concern they have.
UF Engineers Demonstrate How Climate Conditions Affect Human Behaviors that Impact COVID-19 Transmissions
Antar Jutla, an associate professor, and Chang-Yu Wu, a professor, in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) were featured in The Washington Post. They discussed how climate conditions and human behaviors impact COVID-19 transmissions.
Clinicians May Now be Able to Tell COVID-19 from Seasonal Flu with Fast Turnaround Thanks to UF Research
Led by Z. Hugh Fan, Ph.D., professor at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Dr. John Lednicky, Research Professor at the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ Department of Environmental and Global Health, an interdisciplinary team at the University of Florida has developed a game-changing diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 that is fast, reliable, low-cost and capable of differentiating between COVID-19 and influenza.
Faster, Cheaper, Easier COVID-19 Testing
UF engineers reach semi-finals in XPRIZE Contest for new COVID-19 test methods; their CRISPR-ENHANCE methodology published in Nature Communications journal
University of Florida Tackles COVID-19 With High-Tech Devices
Faculty and students at the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World went to work to invent wearable, smart, connected devices to fight COVID-19 and future viruses.
COVID-19 Research Roundup
Gator engineers are shaping the future of things that are vital to society as we traverse the COVID-19 pandemic landscape.
UF Mobilizes Campus, Exactech Expertise to Make Vital COVID-19 Nasal Swabs
Gainesville ortheopaedic implant maker Exactech is working with Forrest J. Masters, Ph.D., P.E., a professor and the associate dean for research and facilities at UF’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, and UF’s Marston Science Library to make 100,000 swabs for UF Health.