In May, researchers at ASU’s Biodesign Institute produced the Western United States’ first FDA-approved saliva-based COVID-19 test — one of only a handful available in the country — with test results delivered in 24-48 hours. Today, researchers are taking that work to the next level by building a new, portable saliva-based testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
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