Detecting and Excluding COVID-19 at Point of Need

  • Funded by Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Wellcome Trust
  • Total publications:11 publications

Grant number: 220764/Z/20/Z

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    Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Wellcome Trust
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
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  • Research Category

    Pathogen: natural history, transmission and diagnostics

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Rapid diagnostics have been identified by the WHO R&D Blueprint as a critical unmet need for the control of COVID-19 - particularly in the absence of a vaccine and proven antiviral agents. Our primary objective is to develop a low cost, high performance rapid test for the detection and exclusion of SARS-CoV-2, the causative virus of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The technology will be made available in line with the Global Access Policy for Gavi-eligible countries that are most vulnerable to onward transmission of COVID-19 and of limited detection due to insufficient laboratory capacity. The RDT will be appropriate for assembly and manufacture with multiple quality-assured partners to meet demand.

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A prospective diagnostic evaluation of accuracy of self-taken and healthcare worker-taken swabs for rapid COVID-19 testing.

SARS-CoV-2 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays as proxies for plaque reduction neutralisation tests.

Twelve lateral flow immunoassays (LFAs) to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

Prevalence of neutralising antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in acute infection and convalescence: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Comparative evaluation of ten lateral flow immunoassays to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Immunoglobulin-G Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Predicts Neutralising Antibody Response in Convalescent SARS-CoV-2 Patients

Self-sampling of capillary blood for serological testing of SARS-CoV-2 by COVID-19 IgG ELISA

Self-sampling of capillary blood for SARS-CoV-2 serology.

Dynamics of IgG seroconversion and pathophysiology of COVID-19 infections