Recent findings and applications of biomedical engineering for COVID-19 diagnosis: a critical review

Le Minh Bui, Huong Thi Thu Phung, Thuy Tien Ho Thi, Vijai Singh, Rupesh Maurya, Khushal Khambhati, Chia Ching Wu, Md Jamal Uddin, Do Minh Trung, Dinh Toi Chu

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Abstract

COVID-19 is one of the most severe global health crises that humanity has ever faced. Researchers have restlessly focused on developing solutions for monitoring and tracing the viral culprit, SARS-CoV-2, as vital steps to break the chain of infection. Even though biomedical engineering (BME) is considered a rising field of medical sciences, it has demonstrated its pivotal role in nurturing the maturation of COVID-19 diagnostic technologies. Within a very short period of time, BME research applied to COVID-19 diagnosis has advanced with ever-increasing knowledge and inventions, especially in adapting available virus detection technologies into clinical practice and exploiting the power of interdisciplinary research to design novel diagnostic tools or improve the detection efficiency. To assist the development of BME in COVID-19 diagnosis, this review highlights the most recent diagnostic approaches and evaluates the potential of each research direction in the context of the pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8594-8613
Number of pages20
JournalBioengineered
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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