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Virus

A blog about viruses in general and Coronavirus (CoV), COV-19, and SARS-CoV-2 in particular. I hope to make this a collection of blogs that reference useful information about the virus and dealing with it over a long period of time.

Automated COVID-19 Testing

morreale Tuesday 17 of March, 2020
Opentrons builds bio robots and posted a blog on Testing for COVID-19 with Opentrons that describes how to test for the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and how to build a high throughput testing system for the virus. The plan shows how to build up a system to test 1 million samples by the end of June using 10 labs testing 100,000 samples per week).

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Robot system: source Opentrons

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Testing ramp to 1 million samples: source Opentrons


The OpenCovid19 Initiative

morreale Tuesday 17 of March, 2020
The OpenCovid19 Initiative is a program is to collectively develop open-source and low-cost tools and methodologies that are safe and easy to use to fight the Covid19 Pandemic. The project originates from the non-profit Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) headquartered in Paris, France in connection with the Community Bio Initiative at MIT MediaLab and the Open Source Pharma Foundation.

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Crononavirus

morreale Tuesday 17 of March, 2020
The Wikipedia Crononavirus (CoV) page is a wonderful introduction to virus and is a good place to learn about the name, family of viruses, and the diseases they cause like COVID-19 that were are presently confronted with.

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Source: Wikipedia via Alissa Eckert, MS, Dan Higgins, MAMS CDC.


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