In response to the global pandemic, Sixth Wave Innovations is developing AMIPs, an advanced Molecular Imprinting Polymer (MIP) system, that will provide a single use, Rapid Virus Test for the selective identification of Covid-19 that can give easy-to-read results within minutes. The flagship technology uses a branch of nanotechnology called Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPS). MIPs are synthetic polymers uniquely designed to capture and detect target materials by templating or cloning the target molecule. These targets can be as small as parts-per-billion.
The Rapid Virus Test would be exposed to a bodily fluid (nasal swab, saliva or breath) of the potential carrier. The test rapidly determines SARS-CoV-2 infection by colorimetric, fluorometric or electrochemical methods. A simple binary (yes/no) test. The Rapid Virus Test would allow for high volume, point-of-use screening in public sector, private industry, hospitals, long-term healthcare facilities, and various forms of public transportation.