virapoc research project


Main goal of the project

The development of a lab-on-a-chip based test platform to rapidly diagnose a virus infection (< 30 minutes).

Further info

Having joined forces during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Virapoc consortium aims at developing a rapid virus test platform that is less expensive and easier to scale up than the existing tests. Using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for DNA amplification should lead to a simpler and much faster testing process than the more common PCR method. Being able to perform a larger number of assays in a shorter period of time will make a significant difference in the fight against the spread of any virus.


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Grants for this project were given by the EU and OP oost.