根據 CNN 的報道,南韓已經成為繼中國大陸地區之外 2019 新型冠狀病毒肆虐最嚴重 的地區之一。因應這種狀況,南韓採用了一種新型的檢測病毒方式,民眾可以開車前往這 個特別篩查診所,只要待在車子裡面,像麥當勞或星巴克的“得來速”點餐一樣,就可以 完成新型冠狀病毒的採樣,結果將會在 3 天內送達。但是對於目前抗疫形式嚴峻程度,這 樣的檢測時間仍舊太慢。所以開發可靠的大規模快速篩檢方式刻不容緩。在電化學領域中, Pinpoint Science 公司已經在使用納米微生物電化學傳感器開發新型冠狀病毒的快篩試 片,希望可以盡快投入使用。

According to the CNN news, South Korea is experiencing the largest virus epidemic outside of China.So it come up with an innovative form of detecting for the novel coronavirus . People can have a testing by the drive-through counters just like at McDonalds and Starbucks. But the results still come back after within days,too slow for front-line screening.So there is urgent need for better methods of mass screening to contain the spread of the virus.In electrochemical field ,Pinpoint Science Inc is now developing an electrical biosensor for mass screening of the novel Covid-19 coronavirus which is using nano sensors and aptamer.

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