Brown, R.I. Hospital researchers see potential in ‘Bubbler’ for COVID-19 tests

SAMUEL KAPLAN, right, clinical research assistant for Lifespan Corp., tests the Bubbler while Dr. Gregory Jay, a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Engineering at Brown University, looks on. COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.
SAMUEL KAPLAN, right, clinical research assistant for Lifespan Corp., tests the Bubbler while Dr. Gregory Jay, a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Engineering at Brown University, looks on. COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.
PROVIDENCE – A new breathalyzer-style test for COVID-19 that’s been dubbed the “Bubbler” was developed recently by a team of researchers from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, according to the university. And the Bubbler test, named for the sound produced by the user exhaling into the device, may work better than the traditional COVID-19 nose…

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