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Lyophilized COVID19 Diagnostics

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Freeze drying COVID 19 diagnostic products in tubes, well plates and vials can help to stabilise the formulation as well as enhance the storage duration and reduce the complexity of shipping.

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

Immediately.

On request, we could determine the freeze drying properties of the diagnostics formulation and design a lyophilisation process tailored to the formulation. This R&D work would be followed by production cycles.

Alternatively, if the original diagnostics formulation not suitable for lyophilisation, we could also help in re-formulation to make it compatible to go through freeze drying conditions.

 

What is the likely production volume?

In the case of 96 well plate / PCR tubes, we could start from as little as an example of 500 plates and move up to much larger scale.

Similarly, in the case of vials, we could start from 5,000 – 10,000 vials a week.

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

Given the current high demand, the volume is depending on the availabilities our freeze dryers. However, we could mobilise more dryers on request.

A reduced activity and/or storage stability is a common risk. We could also look into it to design a suitable freeze drying protocol and improve these parameters.

Who are you already partnering with on this?

Various bio-tech and pharmaceutical companies who produce PCR / LAMP mix diagnostics.

 

 

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Bev Matthews Apr 23, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

Bev Matthews Apr 23, 2020

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Bev Matthews Apr 23, 2020

Thank you for your idea, which has now been reviewed. Our current focus is on the 5 challenges but is constantly refreshing according to the priorities so please do re-submit if suitable for a future challenge

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Bev Matthews Apr 23, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

Bev Matthews Apr 23, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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