Wastewater Surveillance

Nanotrap® Magnetic Virus Particles rapidly concentrate viruses 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, but wide-spread implementation of wastewater surveillance has been stymied by lack of a robust, high-throughput viral concentration method.

Centers of Excellence Program

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


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  • Replace filtration and centrifugation methods, without sacrificing assay sensitivity.

  • 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.

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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