COVID-19: A new detection strategy developed at Polytechnique Montréal

A team from Polytechnique Montréal and the CRCHUM has just demonstrated how Raman spectroscopy and simple saliva samples could be used to quickly detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. The breakthrough was published today in an article from the Journal of Biomedical Optics, and paves the way for Raman spectroscopy in biomedical analysis laboratories.