A Fast and Accurate Covid-19 Test

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A Global Problem

Recent news stories have highlighted the inadequacy of currently available COVID-19 virus (SARS-COV-2) detection methods because they have high false negative and false positive rates, creating additional challenges in the world's ability to effectively respond to the virus.

Our Solution

Georgetown University researchers have engineered a next generation pathogen detection system that has been shown to be extremely sensitive and specific and therefore to have extremely low false positive and false negative rates. It is as rapid or faster than other methods and can also be automated and used to test for multiple types of organisms simultaneously (“multiplexed”). 

Our technology has been shown to detect and discriminate between the subtypes of the RNA-containing, Dengue virus, as well as to detect and discriminate between virulent and nonvirulent strains of anthrax.

Your support of this campaign will allow researchers to use this groundbreaking technology to develop a high-fidelity rapid molecular test for detecting the Covid-19 virus.

We appreciate your consideration of making a gift and sharing this important work with others who may also be interested in doing so.

Questions?

Mark Antonucci, Senior Associate Director of Development | Mark.Antonucci@georgetown.edu 


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