Shipboard wastewater-based epidemiology for rapid detection of COVID-19 and other pathogens
InnovPrep LLC, Drexel, Missouri, United States
Detection technologies for identification of SARS-CoV-2 from environmental samples
Tech Brief: We propose a solution set of portable, battery-operated instruments for preparing and analyzing wastewater samples by PCR or other rapid microbiological methods. Collection of samples prior to shipboard treatment plants or storage tanks is followed by semiautomated sample concentration and buffer exchange for detection of viruses via PCR.
Small to Medium Enterprise
FIGURES OF MERIT Value Proposition: We are seeking partners to financially support development from TRL-6 to becoming customers for our tools. Each of the components are TRL-9 and the combination of them would quickly enable deployment following testing in relevant environments. Partners should have staff available with a skill set such as a paramedic, nurse, or small shipboard medical office might possess onboard a Naval vessel, cruise ship, or private yacht. Benefits to the user will be knowledge of ship-as-a-whole COVID infection status following debarkation through arrival at a destination port.