URI researchers launch clinical trial for new saliva-based COVID-19 test

ANGELA SLITT, a professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island, led a team of researchers to create a saliva-based COVID-19 test and launched a clinical trial this week. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
ANGELA SLITT, a professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island, led a team of researchers to create a saliva-based COVID-19 test and launched a clinical trial this week. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A team of researchers at the University of Rhode Island have created a saliva-based COVID-19 test that is going to be put to use with some students on the university’s campus as a screening and surveillance tool for the coronavirus. If the test is successful, the researchers plan to seek federal emergency…

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