A Hygiene Wipe Capable of Detecting COVID-19 via Colorimetric Indication

Opportunity

Available for Licensing, Collaboration, Funding

IP Status

US Utility Patent Pending (Not Yet Published)

Inventors

Yan Vivian Li

At A Glance

​Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a “smart” hygiene wipe incorporated with nanofiber-based biosensors capable of in-situ detection of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, signaling the viral infection via a colorimetric change.

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Background

Polydiacetylene (PDA) is an attractive molecule for use in chemosensors, due to its unique characteristic of undergoing a blue-to-red color change in response to targeted stimuli. Recently, PDA synthetic vesicles have demonstrated colorimetric detection of various biological contaminants, including influenza virus and E. coli in saline solutions. Development of a “smart” hygiene wipe could help decrease the spread of the current pandemic, as infected surfaces can be more readily identified.

Benefits
  • Easy detection of contaminated surfaces by the novel coronavirus
Publications

Hassan, Faqrul, et al. “Study on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Polydiacetylene Composite Biosensors.” Wiley Online Library, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2 May 2019, onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/app.47877.

J.P. Yapor, et al. Polydiacetylene Nanofiber Composites as a Colorimetric Sensor Responding to Escherichia coli and pH. ACS Omega 2017, 2, 10, 7334–7342 https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.7b01136

Alam, AKM Mashud, et al. “Study of Polydiacetylene-Poly (Ethylene Oxide) Electrospun Fibers Used as Biosensors.” Materials (Basel, Switzerland), U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2016, pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28773326/.

 

Last updated: April 2020

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Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a “smart” hygiene wipe incorporated with #nanotechnology, fiber-based biosensors capable of in-situ detection of the novel #coronavirus that causes #covid19, signaling the #viral #infection via a colorimetric change.

Inventor: Yan Vivian Li, CSU College of Health and Human Sciences

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