On-chip testing of SARS-CoV-2 (SARSChip)

Type: National Project Project

Duration: from 2020 Aug 07 to 2021 Aug 01

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: INESC MN (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal

Development of a portable device with disposable chips for early diagnosis of Covid-19 based on molecular and serologic tests in parallel. Magnetic sensors will perform quantitative detection of viral RNA, without the need of amplification due to on-chip magnetic concentration. In addition, blood serum analysis will allow for patient stratification in illness severity and immunization assessment. Major assets include low cost (<15€/test), multiplex (6 probes/test) and fast time to results (<1 h).


  • Centro Hospitalar De Trás-Os-Montes E Alto Douro, E.P.E (Other) -Portugal
  • Centro Hospitalar Universitário Cova da Beira, EPE (Other) -Portugal
  • INESC MN (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal
  • INESC-ID (Other)
  • INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (Company) -Portugal
  • STAB VIDA (Company) -Portugal
  • Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (University) - Vila Real, Portugal

Principal Investigators