Commercial potential for waste water Covid-19 detection

Life sciences business Avacta Group has become the second Yorkshire firm to partner with Integumen on Covid-19 detection systems for wastewater.

The Wetherby-based listed firm has entered into a collaboration agreement with Integumen to evaluate its recently generated Affimer reagents that detect the virus.

The Affimer reagents will be tesred in next-generation sensors, based on the real-time bacteria detection and alert system1 developed by Rinocloud Ltd, a subsidiary of Integumen, with the aim of integrating these sensors into Modern Water plc’s Microtox water contamination system to detect the coronavirus. 

Avacta Group Plc (LON:AVCT) offers reagents and therapeutics based on Affimer technology for diagnostic and research applications in the United Kingdom. The company’s custom Affimer products are also used in drugs and biomarkers discovery in biotech research and development.

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