Rospotrebnadzor begins work on the creation of a biochip for testing for coronavirus infection, according to the agency's website.
Rospotrebnadzor published the results of a comprehensive study of COVID-19 by the Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Academician I. N. Blokhina.
"Work is underway to create a prototype biochip for the indication of actual pathogens of community-acquired pneumonia, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is planned to characterize the regional features of the etiological structure of community-acquired pneumonia, taking into account which a DNA biochip prototype will be developed," the message says.
Work on the creation of a biochip for testing coronavirus infection is also underway at the Engineering Center for Microtechnology and Diagnostics of ETU "LETI", where for several years the direction of research and development of multimodal biosensors for the rapid determination of biomarkers, viruses and microorganisms, including biomarker diagnostics of acute myocardial infarction, has been developing. stress, rapid diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus using peptides.
The scientific and technological foundations for the creation of biochips for the identification of pathogens and testing of their antibiotic resistance have been developed. The partners of the university are the Research Institute of Influenza of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, the Research Institute of Highly Pure Biologicals, the St. Petersburg Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Pasteur.