Professor Ray Kruse Iles,
our head of biomedical science,
actively seeking long-term
solutions to pandemics
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, we have turned our attention to COVID-19 Diagnostics and in particular three areas of research:
1. Coronavirus Testing
2. Testing for coronavirus antibodies
Following on from this, NISAD will be researching a much less expensive and much faster way of testing for coronavirus antibodies using mass spectrometry. This test will inform people whether or not they have had COVID-19 and will include advice on the level of immunity they are likely to have based on the result of the test, thereby giving them greater agency to make informed decisions about their current physical health.