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COVID-19 Sample Taking Cabins (Rapid Sample Taking for POC testing)

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The method has been rolled out across South Korea with large sucess. It has been inccorprated into area where POC testing is provided, allowing for rapid and safe sample collection. 

Booths eliminate direct contact between medical workers and patients with symptoms. The booth exhibits several key features. eliminating the need for PPE to be worn and changed between patients. This will not only improve efficiency and safety, but also provide significant cost savings. Cabins are modular, so testing areas can be expanded for larger sites. 

Key Features
- HEPA filtering system, Filter Case - Gloves: chemically resistance (x1 pair included) - LED lighting - Shelf - Positive or Negative Pressurized System - Expandable/Modular System - Clean air flow circulation

Dimensions (mm) 1,000(w), 1000(D) x 2000(H) m

Video of usage in South Korea: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EdjNkDXWpwb0hQMfuxVz80dyFoOI3MRw/view

How quickly could this be deployed and what are the dependencies?

- With Immediate Effect: the product is in manufacture for other countries and is ready to be shipped from South Korea

What is the likely production volume?

Maximum Production Capacity: 300 cabins per week

What are the risks and barriers to using this at scale?

- Limited production capacity (300 cabins / wk) 

- Time for delivery and set up for cabins to individual POC testing sites 

- Pricing: initial one-off cost, although for 100,000 tests /day significant cost savings are made as PPE does not need to be worn or changed continuously. 

Who are you already partnering with on this?

The product has been established into the South Korean COVID-19 Testing System on a mass-scale. It has largely been a success so far and many other countries have begun implement it into POC testing protocols. 

BioSana Health

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Doris-Ann Williams 9 months ago

This could be interesting as a way of managing POC - is there any more detailed info that could be shared about how the booths are being used in practice - where they are sited etc please?

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BioSana Health 9 months ago

Dear Ms. Williams,

Many thanks for your interest and question. The contact-free booths have been implemented succesfully into South Korea's 'no-touch' testing regime. Here, they have been sited outside hospital emergency departments, in car parks (thus accomdating for patients without a vehicle) and proximal to other testing hotspots such as airports.

The negative pressure booths have reduced decontamination times between patients and improved the reassurance of both patients and professionals, with regards to personal safety. Typically, they have allowed for a reduction in sample-taking time by 10x when compared to conventional methods. An average time of < 5 min per patient can be easily achieved with just one booth and as the booths are modular; they can be linked and used in an 'alternative-fashion' to create an efficient system whilst respecting social distancing. The time-savings can be utilized by testing more patients; temperature-taking; lung/heart auscultation and providing medical counsel to patients.

Typically, the workflow would involve:

*START*
1) The suspected coronavirus-infected individual is instructed to walk up to the booth.
2) Patient Identification/Medical History
3) Instructions given to patient
4) Practitioner collects the sample/performs additional tests if necessary
5) Decontamination process
*END - Ready for next sample*

The fully contactless collection proceess is complete in <5 minutes, with a significant preservation of PPE supply and security of staff/patient safety.

For further information, please view this video at: https://www.scmp.com/video/coronavirus/307596...ronavirus-tests

Kind Regards,
BioSana Health
United Kingdom

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Doris-Ann Williams 9 months ago

Thank you!

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Caroline Mahon 9 months ago

The fact that this helps preserve our PPE supplies whilst at the same time protecting the sample collector is encouraging. Hope it’s rolled out here too

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Charlie Easmon 9 months ago

Where can we buy these please? Yrs Dr Charlie Easmon charlie@yourexcellenthealth.co.uk. Mobile 07834438479.

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Bev Matthews 8 months ago

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BioSana Health 8 months ago

Thank your for the consideration. What further information can we provide you with?

Kind Regards,
BioSana Health
United Kingdom

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Bev Matthews 8 months ago

Thank you, i will ask the reviewers to see the comments and responses above. Bev

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Bev Matthews 8 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Bev Matthews 8 months ago

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Bev Matthews 8 months ago

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Bev Matthews 8 months ago

Thank you for your solution, whilst not fitting our current challenges, we will explore with another workstream whether this might be of interest to them. I will come back to you next week Bev

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BioSana Health 7 months ago

Hi Bev, we did not hear from you. Please can you update us? We feel this will be very useful to protect sample-takers as the UK looks to increase testing capacity and the current PPE (mask/plastic apron) they are using is wholly inadequate.

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Bev Matthews 7 months ago

Thank you and apologies for the delay. I will chase a response today. Bev

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Dr Margot 7 months ago

Good morning could you please indicate how these could be ordered? thank you

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BioSana Health 7 months ago

Hi Dr Margot. Thank your your interest. Please e-mail me your requirements at manthan@biosana.health and I will discuss with you further

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Bev Matthews 7 months ago

Hello there, thank you for your submission. Your solution has now been forwarded to the relevant team within the testing programme. They will be in touch with you directly if they require any further information. Thanks Bev

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Bev Matthews 7 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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