Air particle SARS detection

Host Organisation: Sk EMBIO Diagnostics Ltd
Project Budget: 178.080,00 €
IDEK Funding: 119.960,00 €

COVID-19 outbreak has demonstrated how vulnerable our modern society is albeit its technological advancement.

Considering the increasing numbers of casualties and how easy the virus can spread, it has become urgent to come up with innovative services that can identify and detect the virus in the air. Understanding the different transmission routes of SARS-CoV-2 is crucial in planning effective interventions to break the chain of transmission. Previously conducted investigations have mainly discussed the person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2, its transmission airborne mode is necessary to be widely investigated in order for all of society to go back to normal. It is widely acceptable that asymptomatic cases have the ability to spread the virus through the air causing serious implications for outbreak control strategies. The main objective of this project is to provide a virus detection in closed environments. This will be a novel developed offered by EMBIO that will act as the Host Organisation (HO) in Collaboration with The Cyprus Institute. The project will further employ a novel prototype instrument that will consist of two parts combining technology advantages of the consortium