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Validate early detection systems for SARS-CoV-2

Project summary

The world is currently under the spell of a pandemic. We live in a society where we keep 1.5 meters away, people work from home or even lose their jobs or businesses, and children miss school, sports and care. Healthcare workers are working overtime, ICs are overloaded with seriously ill people who do not leave the hospital alive or with permanent lung damage. Early detection of a possible outbreak is crucial to avoid such a serious situation in the future. It may even involve the outbreak of the current SARS-CoV-2 virus.

For this purpose, four virus detection systems are compared. Early detection of an increase in infections is very important in order to be able to take timely measures, so that the disastrous effects as we have now experienced can be limited.


The aim of this project is to determine the optimal way to detect new releases of SARS-CoV-2 as early as possible.

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Erasmus MC Foundation