BIOMEME Inc. has developed the SARS-CoV-2 test, which allows the detection of Wuhan coronavirus in a saliva droplet sample as well in water.
The Environmental Genetics department of Ecohydros cannot be unaware of the pathogens that develop their life cycle in water, or use it for dispersion. Taking into account that the prelude to a health problem caused by this type of organism is conditioned by its ecology, that is, its behaviour in the environment, the techniques and approaches of environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis are equally interesting and, in many cases, essential for its study.
These types of high sensitivity techniques, which do not require the direct capture of the organism, can be applied to all types of organisms and different matrices: water, sediments, or directly to body fluids and tissues, in confluence with the more classic genetic analysis techniques.
In the case of viruses, it is also possible to develop specific markers able to anneal with the genetic material of the virus and use it for detection. According to the alarm created by the spread of the virus that causes the coronavirus 2 acute respiratory syndrome, known as "COVID-19", "2019-nCoV" or "Wuhan coronavirus ", countless requests have been received by our represented BIOMEME to develop a quick detection test that can be used by non-expert technicians.