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Improving the way the world manages infectious disease

CoVLab eliminates the need for off-site or third-party labs by offering an end-to-end portable lab setup that enables the rapid collection and screening of saliva samples from asymptomatic populations, revealing whether an individual is infected with SARS-CoV-2 (the causative agent of COVID-19).

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Point of Need

CoVLab provides a portable lab setup to easily collect and deactivate self-collected saliva samples at the point of need, without expensive and complex laboratory space.

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Rapid Results

By the time symptoms develop, it could be too late. CoVLab’s quick and simple testing process allows screening of asymptomatic populations and provides rapid results that can be used to ensure a safe return to crowded spaces.

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Noninvasive

CoVLab screening is noninvasive and highly tolerable when compared to the viral tests that use nasal and oral swabs. For CoVLab, all you have to do is spit into a tube.

Comfortable, fast and affordable.

CoVLab’s saliva-based screenings are conducted at the point of need and deliver rapid results — typically a same-day turnaround — empowering people to congregate with confidence.

CoVLab contains all of the equipment necessary to:

  • Collect saliva samples from individuals.
  • Deactivate those samples (eliminating the need for a biosafety cabinet).
  • Analyze samples for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 genomes using an isothermal amplification reaction with a colorimetric readout.

CoVLab’s Fast and Simple Screening Process:

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    Individuals spit into a tube and add a preservation buffer using an automated dispensing unit.

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    A technician caps and immediately decontaminates the tube before deactivating the sample at 95°C for 10 minutes.

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    The specimen is then preserved in a cooler on ice where it is stable until downstream processing.

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    The boiled/deactivated saliva is then added directly to enzyme mixtures containing primers.

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    The reactions are then placed in a heating element set at 65°C for 30 minutes.

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    If a color change from pink to yellow occurs, the reaction reveals a positive test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 genome.

Interested in Enabling the Ability to Congregate with Confidence?

From classrooms and lecture halls to concert venues, movie theaters, sports stadiums, restaurants and beyond, the CoVLab test better informs decisions about who qualifies to return to places in which large groups gather.