Dr. Ali Beskok and Dr. J.-C. Chiao developed a new and faster antibody test to detect COVID-19

Scientists from SMU developed a new antibody test to detect the presence of antibodies generated in response to COVID-19 faster and with more accuracy than current antibody testing.  The “Lab on a Chip” test has the potential of detecting immune responses to coronavirus in two to three minutes and a high potential of low-cost mass production. 

Dr. Ali Beskok and J.-C. Chiao are the lead researchers behind the “Lab on a Chip” test. Beskok is The Brown Foundation, Inc. Professor of Engineering at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. Chiao is The Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair and professor in Lyle’s Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering.  

Source: Southern Methodist University