high-sensitivity gas sensors can be used to quickly test people at airports, railway stations, subways, shopping malls and other public places.

According to the researchers, a promising method may be useful for early detection COVID-19, and pneumonia with a shortage of test systems, as well as the duration of obtaining results in the laboratory. Including in preparation for a second wave of spread of the disease.

– Compact domestic gas analyzer is made in the territory of the Novosibirsk region in Akademgorodok and operated in 12 countries, – reports the official publication of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Science in Siberia”.

Previously, “RG” reported that in Novosibirsk have learned to diagnose the disease in the exhaled air, which contains a large number of volatile organic compounds. However, their composition varies in norm and at various pathologies. Gas sensors detect changes in the breath, indicating the development of a disease. The primary diagnosis for metabolic fingerprints holds the neural network.

– in order to teach it in an accelerated mode, you must collect a collection of prints of patients with coronavirus infection and pneumonia, says “Science in Siberia”.

the researchers plan to analyze the results of the metabolism occurring in the body in response to infection COVID-19, and to identify relevant biomarkers. At the same time, it is noted that the SARS-CoV-2 continues to mutate. Therefore, it is possible the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus infection this year.