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.
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.
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.
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.