Penn Center for Innovation

High sensitivity tech offers a potential COVID-19 testing solution

Posted on July 6, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Dr. Ping Wang, an associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, investigates diagnostics and diagnostic technology at Penn. Her clinical work focuses on making sure diagnostic results are delivered accurately and in a timely manner for patients at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests align with that, focusing on developing novel diagnostic tools—something particularly useful when facing a novel virus like SARS-CoV-2.

In response to the pandemic, Wang is developing a rapid antigen test to diagnose COVID-19 in the community, using highly sensitive and portable technology.

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