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Scientific result | Mass spectrometry | Diagnosis | Virus
Using mass spectrometry, a team from CEA-Joliot in Marcoule detected signature peptides of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in clinical samples in three minutes without using specific reagents. It thus provides a proof of concept of the method as a possible alternative to the familiar PCR test.
Proteotyping SARS-CoV-2 virus from nasopharyngeal swabs: a proof-of-concept focused on a 3 min mass spectrometry window | Journal of Proteome Research
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.