University of Dundee

Scottish universities working on ‘pregnancy-style’ tests for Covid-19

Blood on finger

Experts are working to develop ‘pregnancy-style’ tests for Covid-19 with the aim of giving a result within half-an-hour.

The universities of Aberdeen and Dundee and Aberdeen-based biologics company Elasmogen are part of a team working on the project.

Their ultimate goal is to deliver a pregnancy-like dip test which can deliver results from just a few drops of blood from a finger prick.