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Technical Webinar: VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Environmental Testing Solution

  • 21 May 2020
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Via Zoom

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Topic: VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Environmental Testing Solutions

Date: Thursday 21 May

Time: 12:30pm AEST - NSW / VIC / ACT / TAS / QLD

1:00pm SA

10:30am WA

2:30pm NZ

Presenters:

Dr Uta Gasanov – National Sales Manager @ Eurofins Technologies Australia

Paul Bellchambers – Business Development Manager @ Eurofins Food Testing Australia

VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Environmental Testing Solutions

SARS-CoV-2 is a recently discovered coronavirus, which has caused the pandemic COVID-19 outbreak. This virus may lead to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and is predominantly transmitted person to person via droplets. The virus has demonstrated potential to remain, for a period of time, on surfaces and as a result transmission through contaminated surfaces is being investigated as a potential form of exposure. 

In the current coronavirus outbreak, companies and health authorities are actively seeking solutions to monitor the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in their environments, in order to be able to implement immediate sanitation and to provide ongoing environmental monitoring to provide assurance to employees and the general public.

Key topics of the webinar:

• Role of inanimate surfaces in SARS-CoV-2 transmission
• Challenges in virus detection
• Insight into VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 solution, a complete workflow solution
• A solution including RNA extraction and subsequent virus detection using real-time RT PCR

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