Russia has introduced an instrument that is claimed to be able to identify and analyze airborne pathogens such as bacteria, toxins and viruses, including Covid-19. According to a report in Russian state media RT, it warns about possible danger within seconds, and then determines its source.
Dubbed “Detector Bio,” the system was demonstrated at the military-industrial forum ‘Army 2020’ near Moscow on Friday by the KMZ factory best known as the maker of Zenit cameras. Its team of developers includes the Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, the same institution that developed Sputnik V, the world’s first recorded Covid-19 vaccine.
Detector Bio is by no means the first system in the world to reliably detect Covid-19, but its creators have called its design a “crown jewel” after five years of development. It is said to be mainly targeted at public spaces, including the metro, train stations and airports. The Russian Federation has 985,346 confirmed cases of coronavirus currenly according to WHO.