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drySWAB viral transport system

Additional information

We do have results comparing stability to the currently used Viral Transport Media:

1. No need for cold chain logistics. ship and store at ambient temperature.

2. longer ambient temperature stability

3. No sample dilution effect. control over liquid sample volume used for diagnostic assay

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

1. ambient temperature stability of at least 7 days.

2. an order of magnitude higher sensitivity as compared to VTM samples

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

1. very quickly. we use off the shelf FDA approved swabs.

2. highly scalable and compatible with currently approved FDA SARS-CoV-2 assays.

3. Enabling surveillance testing workflows with throughput of up to 250k samples per 24 hours.


What is the likely production volume?

very high

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

no risk.

Who are you already partnering with on this?

several labs who are not yet ready to be named. We are of course open to collaborations and partnership opportunities. 

edited on Apr 20, 2020 by hamid khoja
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Sue Hill Apr 19, 2020

can you provide more details about the methodology employed

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hamid khoja Apr 20, 2020

HI Sue. Thank you. I can certainly send a document we submitted for the US FDA for a pre-EUA evaluation. We can share that document to you, Please let me now where I should send it.

Thank you


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Bev Matthews Apr 19, 2020

Status label added: F

Please could you provide more information on data and the methodology please. You can email this to me directly if you'd prefer

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hamid khoja Apr 20, 2020

HI Bev. We can certainly send you more information. Please forward your email address. I could not see it on your profile.

Thank you


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Bev Matthews Apr 25, 2020

Hi Hamid, you will hopefully now have received an email from me :)

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Bev Matthews Jun 10, 2020

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