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Pooled SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance

All too often in the conversation COVID-19 testing, two factors are lost: Pragmatism and Cost. Our Microarray platform can deliver highly effective Pooled Surveillance that can provide an early warning among groups at a dramatically lower cost than individual testing. The world is coming around to our way of thinking. Explore this promising area in the fight against the pandemic.

  • White House Coronavirus coordinator visits over 20 universities – impressed with surveillance efforts

    During a visit to University of Connecticut, Dr. Birx, Coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, was impressed to see the efforts being made to curtail outbreaks. Read full article »

  • Pooled wastewater samples piloted in heavy use facilities such as dorms effective for finding SARS-CoV-2

    A preprint study is now available that outlines wastewater surveillance using pooled testing. Pooled testing reduces the reagents and other consumables used while maintaining high sensitivity and specificity. Read full article »

  • Tufts University launches study looking at benefits of pooled screening on school children

    Researchers at Tufts University are working with a K-12 school district to determine if pooled screening is a viable solution for mitigation of SARS-CoV-2. To date, they have collected over 2,000 samples that, when pooled, are analyzed side by side with a single analysis swab. Read more here »

  • State University of New York announces results of pooled testing

    SUNY Plattsburg has implemented a surveillance program for on and off-campus students to combat COVID-19 outbreaks on campus. The school just released the results of the fourth round of pooled testing, which revealed no new cases. Read more here »

  • Study outlines limitations of nasopharyngeal swab dependence, calls for pooled surveillance

    A study published in the lancet discusses how reliance upon the nasal swab performed by medical professionals isn’t likely to provide the coverage needed as we enter flu season. Read the full article »

  • Duke University reports a .5% positive rate using pooled testing

    Demonstrating the use case for low-prevalence population, Duke revealed the latest results of the pooled surveillance COVID-19 regimen. Saving valuable reagents, Duke has employed pooled surveillance testing for asymptomatic students since August 2nd. More here »