Credit: Malmö University

A new sensor that can give an immediate response to the presence of coronavirus could dramatically improve the efficiency of testing and overcome some of the current surveillance bottlenecks, believe its Swedish developers.

The sensor, which is being developed by researchers at Malmö University in Sweden, uses technology which is not currently utilised in the fight against COVID-19.

“Our technology is based on a completely synthetic form of antibodies and other receptors, that we foresee to be more stable, cheaper and faster to design and produce. This builds on a sensor concept we have worked on