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Distribution partners are sought by a French company in hygiene/sanitary controls for a fast & ready to use SARS-CoV-2 test Kit to demonstrate effective surfaces decontamination in foodservice, hospitality industries, health(care) sectors, public transpor

Country of origin:
Country: 
FRANCE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOFR20210909003
Published
21/09/2021
Last update
21/09/2021
Expiration date
22/09/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Virus, Virology/Antibiotics/Bacteriology
Single Use Products and Consumer Goods
Microbiology
Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
Diagnostic services
Laboratory equipment
Monitoring equipment
Facility management companies
Other manufacturing n.e.c.
Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
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Summary

Summary: 
A French company specialised in industrial microbiology developed a test kit to demonstrate effective surfaces decontamination. It operates as an allergen rapid lateral flow test to detect a specific protein of the SARS‐CoV‐2 virus on a surface. Kits are quick and easy to use in wide sectors : foodservice and hospitality industries, health and nursing care sectors, public transport. Distributors/retailers (SMEs, Industries) in hygiene fields are searched.

Description

Description: 

A French company, founded by collaborators who worked for more than 20 years in the field of industrial microbiology, is offering in the frame of distribution/retail agreement, an innovative rapid kit to support Covid-19 preventive measures.

Quick and simple, the test operates in the same way as the allergen rapid lateral flow tests or pregnancy test to detect a protein specific to the SARS‐CoV‐2 virus on a surface.
The detection strip used in the kit was shown to be able to detect virus at concentrations as low as 5000 pfu/mL (pfu: plaque‐forming units). This is less sensitive than the laboratory test for SARS‐CoV‐2 based on Reverse Transcriptase Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT‐qPCR), however the test is less expensive and requires very little training to perform.
Kits are dedicated to professional use only. The time for results reading is 15 mn.

They are very small (only a few centimetres lengh and width) including strips, buffer, tubes.

Only surfaces can be analysed (steel, plastic, wood, glass/ceramic, …). No liquid samples.

Sampling is around to 25 cm² (4 sq inch).

The purpose is to demonstrate effective surfaces decontamination e.g. post COVID‐19 cases and enhance existing environmental testing and monitoring programs. It can be used within the food and beverage industries, foodservice and hospitality industries, office environments, health and nursing care sectors and public transport.

The company wishes to continue its international development to enlarge its partners portfolio.

They are looking for partners within the hygiene and sanitary control fields and/or related domains under distribution agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- Rapid and simple test Kit, - Operates in the same way as an allergen rapid lateral flow tests - Use of a detection strip - Able to detect virus at concentrations as low as 5000 pfu/mL (pfu: plaque‐forming units) - Easy to use, very little training - Cheap (Less expensive than Reverse Transcriptase Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT‐qPCR))

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Partners (SMEs, Industries) in the fields of hygiene/sanitary controls or monitoring are searched for distribution/retail of the SARS-Cov-2. Application to foodservice and hospitality industries, office environments, health and nursing care sectors, public transport and other related industries

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500