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SwissDeCode

Rapid food testing applied to create a test for Coronavirus

Switzerland
Market: Medicine, Food industry, Chemistry
Stage of the project: Prototype or product is ready

Date of last change: 21.04.2020
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Idea

We are shifting our knowledge in the detection of viruses & pathogens in plants and food, to create a new test for COVID-19.
The rapid, onsite DNA test, which uses our proprietary DNAFoil® technology, will provide results in 30 mins & is being developed right now, in our laboratories in Switzerland. Our technology is resilient to current supply-chain shortages of RNA extraction kits, which is affecting the testing capacity of labs throughout the world.
A lot is still to be learned regarding COVID-19, but it’s certain that lives can be saved by increasing testing across the world immediately.

Current Status

Our solution is currently in the final step of development and will be ready in a few weeks.

Problem or Opportunity

The world wants millions of tests every day to get statistically relevant data.
The Gold standard “PCR” test is being ramped up, but the time to result is usually 24 hours.
The antibody tests are not considered accurate enough - hence being shunned by governments.
Moreover, RNA extraction kits are facing supply shortages, so they became a limiting factor.

Solution (product or service)

SwissDeCode is shifting its knowledge and experience in the detection of viruses and pathogens in plants and food, to create a new test for COVID-19.

The rapid, onsite DNA test, which uses the company’s proprietary DNAFoil® technology, will provide results in 30 minutes and is being developed right now, in the company’s laboratories in Switzerland.

In a first phase, the test will be delivered as a mastermix to be used in installed testing equipment and is ideal for high volume testing.

Our test is made with a technology resilient to current supply-chain shortages of RNA extraction kits, which is affecting the testing capacity of labs throughout the world.

Competitors

Laboratory PCR tests, antibody tests.

Advantages or differentiators

Speed, reliability, sensitivity, no need for RNA extraction kit.

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Product development, scale production.

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