Scientists develop glowing masks to detect coronavirus

Japan Today | Dec 9, 2021 at 10:00 PM
  • A team of scientists at a university in western Japan has developed masks that glow when exposed to ultraviolet light if they contain traces of the coronavirus, using antibodies extracted from ostrich eggs.
  • If the virus is present, the filter will glow when shone under an ultraviolet light.
  • When the team conducted experiments over the course of up to 10 days with 32 people infected with the coronavirus, they found that all the masks they wore glowed under the UV light.