The Daily Beast – After months of catastrophic news, it almost sounds too good to be true: a COVID-19 test that not only can potentially be conducted entirely at home, but within half an hour.

But Columbia University and biopharmaceutical company Sorrento Therapeutics announced on Wednesday that they intend to bring to market a COVID-19 saliva-based diagnostic test with a 30-minute turnaround—called the COVI-TRACE—after initial clinical studies were first published last month on the non-peer-reviewed preprint server medRxiv.

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