The rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 around the world, causing the current Covid-19 pandemic highlights the critical need for community-scale surveillance. Clinical testing alone cannot detect outbreaks in a timely manner or easily account for asymptomatic cases.
Microtox PD is a wastewater surveillance solution that can deliver faster, real-time detection of Covid-19 infections in the community. It can be used to detect asymptomatic cases, which might otherwise go undetected with clinical testing.
Multiple countries are looking at National Surveillance Networks for SARS-CoV-2 and to be established, including monitoring occurring at wastewater plants.
Microtox PD has been designed for fast deployment across multiple sites. Remote management capabilities eliminate some of the ongoing labour intensive requirements of qPCR testing (i.e. physical sample collection, sample preparation, RNA extraction, and RNA measurement methods).
Multiple governments have imposed stringent legislation, regulations and directives for the protection of drinking water quality and wastewater.
Microtox PD plays a part in wide-scale monitoring programmes for both wastewater and water. The real-time monitoring capabilities can help ensure that standards are met as per the legislative requirements.
Microtox PD is an ideal solution for an emergent contaminant monitoring program by delivering real-time data, which allowing trends to be correctly analysed.
In 2017, the European Commission developed a new action plan The EU One Health Action Plan against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) calling for better efforts to improve knowledge in early detection, effective infection control and surveillance. The aim is to Enhance surveillance of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use through surveillance systems that facilitate greater standardisation of data collection, data linkage and sharing of real time information’.
Microtox PD is a solution that can be used to detect other pathogens beyond SARS-CoV-2, due to the adjustable nature of the viral capture system. It simplifies the data collection process enabling greater data standardisation and optimises collaboration with other data sources allowing detection of trends.