Spectroscopy for Trace-Level Virus Detection

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Detection and tracing are critical in understanding how a virus has spread, so that future spreading can be limited. Whilst slower, more traditional detection methods can serve this purpose to a reasonable extent, fast detection techniques bring us even closer to a return to “normal”.

Since the emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, the need for rapid testing and screening has never been more important.

Download this app note to discover:

  • Why detection and tracing are so important
  • Various viral detection techniques, key constrains and benefits
  • How Raman spectroscopy can be used for rapid trace-level detection of viruses and antibodies