New Projects

Rapid, at-home COVID-19 test



A Big Ideas Generator (BIG) grant and a Chicago CAN initiative grant will support the development of a handheld COVID-19 testing device that provides results in five minutes.

With this funding, Pritzker Molecular Engineering researchers Jun Huang and Junhong Chen, their lab groups, and Kathleen Beavis of the Department of Pathology will come together to create a detection device that uses field-effect transistor technology to enable rapid diagnosis of COVID-19 at home and point-of-care.

BIG funds early-stage research projects at UChicago that have the potential to grow into novel and robust areas of research.