Nanotrap® Microbiome Particles rapidly concentrate microbes from raw sewage, requiring no filtration, centrifugation, or bead-beating.
Large-scale wastewater surveillance can be used to help communities monitor infection dynamics for SARS-CoV-2 and other microbes of concern. Robust, high-throughput methods based on Nanotrap Microbiome Particles are enabling wide-spread implementation.
A method using Nanotrap Microbiome A 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.
Wastewater-based epidemiology workflow
Eliminate filtration, centrifugation and bead beating methods, without sacrificing sensitivity.
Decrease overall flume hood time
Compatible with RT-qPCR, RT-ddPCR, RT-dPCR, and sequencing-based analysis methods.
Manual and automated protocols available for use with a wide range of RNA partner extraction kits.
Capture more. Get better data.
Improved capture efficiency with 2-10x higher recovery.
Even better results – Add a Nanotrap Enhancement Reagent to improve results by another 1-2 Ct values.
Less plastics = Less waste.
Decreased biohazard waste due to minimized plastics use compared to other methods.
Increased available lab storage space.
Supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Wastewater-based Epidemiology QuickStart Guide
What’s in the Guide?
Step-by-step workflow overview
Quick-start tips for each step in the workflow
Information on how to optimize your capture and concentration process to improve results and throughput, and more…
Poster & applications related to wastewater-based epidemiology testing
Interview with Nevada State Public Health Laboratory
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