DONALD TRUMP MADE AN OFFER TO IRANIAN’S SCIENTIST AND DEVELOPER OF THE COVID-19 TESTING DEVICE, TO PURCHASE THIS REVOLUTIONARY DEVICE THAT IS CURRENTLY DISRUPTED THE MEDICAL MARKET. IRAN’S REAL-TIME DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 INTRODUCES SPEED TEST WITH AN ACCURACY OF 97%. IN ADDITION, ASYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 PATIENTS DETECTOR, PLASMA THERAPY, AND ECO- FRIENDLY DISINFECTANTS ARE REVOLUTIONARY IRANIAN PRODUCTS TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS.
While the coronavirus testing is crucial to reduce the risk of infection and monitoring coronavirus outbreak, the current viral test that is a Swab test shown an accuracy of up to 30%. In Swab tests, usually a sample is taken from the throat or nose, to detect viral RNA. Evidence from China suggests up to 30 out of every 100 people with coronavirus might test negative. So, this means the test misses 30% of those people with COVID-19.
IRAN’S REAL-TIME DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19
“The Iranian ROS Covid-19 testing device is a simple electrochemical sensor to selectively detect the intensity of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the sputum sample (with a volume of less than 500 µl), IRNA reported.
Comparing the results of the sensor with clinical diagnostics of more than 140 normal and involved cases resulted in a response calibration with accuracy and sensitivity both 97%.
Testing the sensor in more than 4 hospitals shed promising lights in ROS based real-time tracking of COVID-19 from the sputum sample. More than 97% of true positive patients were detected while the sensor declares the diagnosis in less than 30 seconds.
In this system, a calibration was performed related to the COVID-19 by testing about 170 normal, suspicious, and virus-infected cases. It showed great promising results in the real-time screening of the people during this pandemic.
Also, special software was designed based on experimental calibration to analyze the data and diagnose whether the responses are related to the positive or negative detection of COVID-19.
This ability of the device provides a free and flexible method for the phlebotomist or physicians to utilize the device in the laboratories or clinics.
It can be used as a power full assistant in the fast screening of the patients who need further medical examination during this pandemic and may be used in the future to reduce the number of cases that must be undergone CT-Scan for COVID-19 diagnosis.”
THE NEW STEP TO IDENTIFY ASYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 PATIENTS
“Reactive oxygen species are key signalling molecules that play an important role in the progression of inflammatory disorders.
The mechanism and basis of this device are based on the amount of ROS (reactive oxygen species) in the respiratory system. Virus replication and activation of the inflammatory system of the intracellular immune system against the virus are detected by a nanostructured sensor.
In addition to lower costs than conventional methods at significant speeds (30 seconds), this method can rank the test results in three suspicious, positive, and negative categories.
The research has been conducted in collaboration with Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, and the Motamed Cancer Institute and the Coronavirus Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Health in 4 months.
Tuberculosis, asthma, and cystic fibrosis can also increase ROS sputum, but due to coronavirus infection and fewer patients with these diseases, it can be useful for the diagnosis of asymptomatic patients.
This paper is published in the journal Bio Sensors and Bio Electronic with Impact Factor 10.5, which is one of the second most prestigious in the field of bioelectrochemical sensors in the world.
This project has been supported by the Nano Headquarters, the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology in the form of a knowledge-based company with the cooperation of professors and specialists of Imam Khomeini Hospital, Shohada Tajrish Hospital, Motamed Research Institute, and Coronavirus Scientific Committee.
Over the past 24 hours, 2,349 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Iran, of whom 1,581 were hospitalized, the total number of patients in the country reached 259,652, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Monday.
CONVALESCENT PLASMA THERAPY
“Along with the new testing device the COVID-19 convalescent plasma therapy allows someone who has recovered from a coronavirus infection to donate their blood plasma to someone who is critically ill.
The best time for plasma donation is at least 14 and preferably 28 days after recovery, and donors should age 18 to 60 years.”
NATURAL ECO-FRIENDLY DISINFECTANTS PRODUCED IN IRAN
“The disinfectants with the virtue of nonhazardous nature and biodegradability are produced by a team of chemists of Amirkabir University of Technology.
With the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, demand for disinfectants has increased dramatically; the novel coronavirus has prompted many people to use more cleansers and disinfectants in their daily lives to keep themselves safe, Mehran Javanbakht, Faculty of Chemistry at Amirkabir University.
He went on to note that while effective at killing germs, disinfectants can build up levels of toxic chemicals over time that will reduce indoor air quality; when they contain anthropogenic substances, they can irritate the eyes and skin, and increase the risk of respiratory and central nervous system disorders and cancer.
Washing these accumulated toxins away can pollute groundwater and soil, he added.
The idea of producing disinfectants effective on harmful microorganisms especially the new coronavirus, based on natural and non-toxic substances, led our company to conduct extensive studies in this field to prepare three green disinfectants based on natural materials, he explained.
According to Javanbakht, these disinfectants do not leave any harmful substances after use.
An eco-friendly disinfectant based on silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) technology, which, unlike other disinfectants, stabilizes silver ions along with citric acid, has a double effect on antiseptic properties.
This green technology is monopolized by only 3 countries in the world and due to the high global demand for green disinfectants, which has also been approved by EPA and FDA, the country can benefit from the export opportunity, he highlighted.
These products are also based on the latest global health protocols and contain completely non-toxic active ingredients and are classified as green products, he noted, emphasizing, on the other hand, the results of microbiological tests in the reference and trusted laboratories of the Ministry of Health showed that the disinfectants are effective on a wide range of microorganisms.
SDC-based disinfectant kills the coronavirus within two minutes and has a protective effect on the spot for up to 24 hours, he highlighted.
The company’s third green product is based on the natural substance lactic acid and is produced in the country for the first time, he noted, adding, the product is designed and prepared for disinfecting fruits and vegetables and does not require rinsing after washing according to international protocols.
While green products are more expensive in the world than similar products, with the domestic production of 3 eco-friendly disinfectants, we are able to offer these products at a price even lower than similar products in the world, he concluded.
Mehdi Kashmiri, director for technology and planning at the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, said in early July that about 450 knowledge-based companies are active in the country for manufacturing protective equipment and treatment products to fight the coronavirus.
“Production of more than one million face masks per day, over 1.5 liters of disinfectants per day, diagnostic kits, non-contact thermometers, protective clothing, ventilator are among the produces manufactured by these companies,” he stated.
He added that 150 companies are active in the field of hospital equipment production.
Besides, manufacturers have multiplied their production capacity and researchers have achieved the technology to produce three kinds of COVID-19 diagnostic kits that hit the market.
The number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in Iran reached 276,202 on Monday, of whom 14,405 have died and 240,087 recovered so far. Over the past 24 hours, 2,414 new cases of people having the virus have been identified, and 217 died, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.”
Currently, 3,583 patients with coronavirus are in critical condition, she added.”
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