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NASA starts testing breath-based COVID-19 screening device

NASA will begin testing Variable's E-Nose COVID-19 screening device, a handheld device that is designed to detect signature volatile organic compounds in the breath of people who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. "Once the clinical trials are completed and the sensitivity and specificity are demonstrated, E-Nose can be deployed in factories, airports, grocery stores, and businesses of all sorts to rapidly screen for active infections," said Jing Li, the NASA scientist who invented the nanosensor technology used by the device.

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