Congressional briefing on UW-Madison’s Rapid COVID-19 testing efforts

The Office of Federal Relations hosted a briefing and virtual tour for congressional staff on UW–Madison’s work to develop rapid saliva tests for COVID-19 featuring CMB faculty trainers David O’Connor, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the School of Medicine and Public Health, and Thomas Friedrich, Professor of Pathobiological Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine. The event focused on their development of a simple rapid test using saliva that can identify the novel coronavirus in hours and may prove cheaper and less complicated than other common tests.