Wastewater Surveillance

Nanotrap® Magnetic Virus Particles rapidly concentrate pathogens from raw sewage, requiring no filtration or centrifugation.

Large-scale wastewater surveillance can be used to help communities monitor infection dynamics for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens of concern, but wide-spread implementation of wastewater surveillance has been stymied by lack of a robust, high-throughput viral concentration method. Nanotrap® Magnetic Virus Particles enable a rapid and simple automated or manual methods for preparing wastewater samples for viral RNA extraction

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If you are a U.S.-based lab looking to increase your wastewater testing capacity, you may be eligible to enroll in Ceres' Wastewater Centers of Excellence program.

 

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SUMMARY BENEFITS

Nanotrap® Magnetic Virus Particles enable a rapid and simple automated or manual methods for preparing wastewater samples for viral RNA extraction.

Replace filtration and centrifugation methods, without sacrificing assay sensitivity.

Add a Nanotrap® Enhancement Reagent to improve results by another 1-2 Ct values.

An automated method using Nanotrap® Magnetic Virus Particles can concentrate virus from 24 wastewater samples in a 40-minute run, offering substantial throughput improvements.

Compatible with RT-qPCR, RT-ddPCR, and sequencing based analysis methods.

Manual and automated protocols available for use with a wide range of RNA extraction kits from partners.

Supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

A method using Nanotrap® Magnetic Virus Particles was shown to detect 1 asymptomatic individual in a building of 415 residents and enabled early detection of nearly 85% of individual COVID-19 cases on a university campus.

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Case Studies in Wastewater Surveillance

 

Successful Testing Methods in Practice

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Nanotrap® Magnetic Virus Particle method compared to PEG precipitation and HA filtration methods. Data source: Karthikeyan S, et al. mSystems 2021. DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.00045-21