Media report on UMaine liquid-coated air filter design

News Center Maine, WFVX-TV (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor), the Mirage, Medical Xpress, Public News Time, News Medical and other outlets reported that researchers at the University of Maine and University of Massachusetts Amherst have designed new liquid-coated air filters that allow for improved early detection and analysis of airborne bacteria and viruses, including the one that causes COVID-19. “HEPA filters are really good at what they do. They can clear out virus, they can clear out bacteria. What they can’t do is give you the ability to then collect what was on the surface of the filter and test it to see if it is dangerous. That’s our invention,” University of Maine associate professor Caitlin Howell, who led the study, told News Center Maine.