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Use Michels media to transport virus

A: Not for current challenges

I have used Michels media for solid tissue samples in histology to preserve skin samples safely. I have no idea about swab samples if its even practical but i know it fixes tissues in a different way to formalin is much safer for handling and that PCR works afterwards. 

 

Have you validated this method, if so, how and what were the results of the validation?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4772930/

 

 

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

Its a well known simple to produce fixative 

What is the likely production volume?

I have no idea - we did used to make ours in the lab. 

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

None if its suitable. 

Who are you already partnering with on this?

Im not a virologist, it just an idea. 

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Sonia Gandhi Apr 16, 2020

Status label added: B

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Bev Matthews Apr 21, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Bev Matthews Apr 25, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Bev Matthews Apr 25, 2020

Hello Rachel, our reviewers would be interested to know more if you have additional information on this solution over the coming months. Please do let us know if this is something that you are pursuing. Bev

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Tom Jordan Jun 27, 2020

Hi Rachel,

We want to thank you for posting this idea with us. The review team found the idea interesting and we have looked over this in the time since you posted. We have concluded unfortunately that we cannot progress this idea and it will not meet the needs we set in the challenge.

Again, thank you for submitting this and we hope you continue to benefit from and contribute to the platform.

Kind regards,
Tom

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Tom Jordan Jun 27, 2020

Status label added: A: Not for current challenges

Status label removed: B: One to watch

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