Ultra-absorptive nanofibre swabs improve sensitivity

swabAn ultra-absorptive nanofibre swab could reduce the number of false-negative Covid-19 tests by improving sample collection and test sensitivity.

Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, used an electrospinning technique to make 1-cm-long cylinders composed of aligned nanofibre layers, which they coated with a thin layer of gelatin and bonded to plastic swab sticks.

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