The US Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorisation (EUA) to Colour to make use of its Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) know-how for Covid-19 testing.
The know-how helps detect the presence of the virus by amplifying segments of viral genome inside Covid-19 take a look at samples.
Moreover, the molecular testing know-how delivers take a look at outcomes with accuracy equal to reverse transcription polymerase chain response (RT-PCR), which is the present gold customary methodology.
In comparison with RT-PCR testing, LAMP is 50% sooner. It additionally requires a special set of chemical reagents, avoiding provide chain points which have created backlogs for different take a look at suppliers.
Moreover, LAMP know-how lends itself extra readily to high-throughput automation and fast lab scale-up.
Colour is publishing its protocol for LAMP for different labs to copy. The corporate famous that the know-how has been used for fast analysis of sure situations corresponding to Zika and dengue fever.
Colour CEO Othman Laraki stated: “Once we began mobilising Colour across the Covid-19 disaster eight weeks in the past, we knew that the nation wanted a technology-driven resolution to scale its testing efforts.
“We knew that addressing our nationwide testing scarcity would require a dramatically extra scalable method to lab design, which is what led us to LAMP. Furthermore, along with testing capability, reopening the nation and bringing folks again to work safely would require a technology-driven resolution to make testing actually accessible.”
The corporate has additionally collaborated with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Weill Cornell Medication for Covid-19 testing and know-how growth.
Colour has revealed a protocol for the US employers for lowering the danger of Covid-19 amongst their workforce as they put together to return to work after the lockdown.
The 2-phased inhabitants screening course of proposed by Colour suggests a month-to-month and weekly testing primarily based on inhabitants measurement and threat to mitigate potential outbreaks.