Sixth Wave working on a virus breath test
“You can think about our polymer almost like an antibody inside a body,” says Dr. Jonathan Gluckman, President, CEO and Founder of Sixth Wave Innovations Inc. (CSE: SIXW | OTCQB: ATURF), in an interview with InvestorIntel’s Tracy Weslosky. “A virus has a size and shape and we create an imprint in our polymer for that exact virus. Then we will detect that directly based on our chemistry,” he continued. “We are working to integrate this into masks and breathalyzers and then we can just utilize the breath, as we all know that’s the main transmission method. If you think about putting a mask on, not only will that mask provide protection, it can also, right there, be the test for COVID-19.”
Dr. Gluckman explained that Sixth Wave’s COVID-19 detection technology is currently under development but the company has successfully launched and commercialized other products with similar properties. The company has received a grant from the Canadian government to work with York University and the CTRI (Centre Technologique des Résidus Industriels) to use its virus detection technology to detect COVID-19 virus in wastewater supplies and in air handling systems.
Highlighting the advantages of Sixth Wave’s COVID-19 test over other tests, Dr. Gluckman also said that the test will be cheaper, faster and easy to use.
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