Infectious Disease Home Testing

There has been a growing demand for a point of care test (POCT) and home test for various diseases and conditions, during and beyond COVID-19. A feasibility study will design ‘OxLAMP powered by a mobile phone’.

This could take the form of a USB stick with a single-use paper strip supplied for a LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) test. All reagents will be embedded onto the paper strip, and heating will be provided by a mobile phone or a laptop. This work will be undertaken in collaboration with the team at OSCAR (Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research).