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SPECIAL MENTION: This year, the FDA approved InspectIR’s COVID-19 Breathalyzer, making it easier than invasive nose swabbing to check for the virus. While not likely to be available for widespread use anytime soon—it can only be used by trained operators under medical supervision—the test is a significant advancement, opening the door for breath test technology to be developed to detect a range of viruses and illnesses.

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