Development of an automatable highly sensitive method for coronavirus detection in wastewater (COPMAN method)

Research Press Release | October 12, 2022

Joint press release by AdvanSentinel Inc., Shionogi & Co., Ltd., and Hokkaido University

AdvanSentinel Inc. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, President & CEO: Masatoshi Koga, hereafter, “AdvanSentinel”), Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Osaka, Japan; Chief Executive Officer: Isao Teshirogi, Ph.D.; hereafter “Shionogi”), and Masaaki Kitajima, associate professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, President: Kiyohiro Houkin, M.D., Ph.D.) have developed a highly sensitive detection technology for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater (Official name: COPMAN method), in which most of the steps are compatible with automation.

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