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Rapid monkeypox test under development at Lancaster University to spearhead global response to emerging outbreaks

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The project has been designed and led by Lancaster University’s renowned Molecular Virologist, Professor Muhammad Munir.

He said: “Learning from COVID-19, it is imperative to urgently develop a smart diagnostic platform for a fast and reliable early detection of monkeypox infections, which can be deployed in multiple vulnerable communities and hard-to-reach areas.

“The isothermal technique used by our testing unit makes it much more transportable and manageable in a wide range of scenarios, while initial pre-trial testing shows impressively accurate results.

“We expect to attract significant industry partners to work with us on validating and applying this smart testing system, which can have a huge social impact for the global population at large.”

Period9/08/2022

The project has been designed and led by Lancaster University’s renowned Molecular Virologist, Professor Muhammad Munir.

He said: “Learning from COVID-19, it is imperative to urgently develop a smart diagnostic platform for a fast and reliable early detection of monkeypox infections, which can be deployed in multiple vulnerable communities and hard-to-reach areas.

“The isothermal technique used by our testing unit makes it much more transportable and manageable in a wide range of scenarios, while initial pre-trial testing shows impressively accurate results.

“We expect to attract significant industry partners to work with us on validating and applying this smart testing system, which can have a huge social impact for the global population at large.”

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TitleRapid monkeypox test under development at Lancaster University to spearhead global response to emerging outbreaks
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date9/08/22
DescriptionThe project has been designed and led by Lancaster University’s renowned Molecular Virologist, Professor Muhammad Munir.

He said: “Learning from COVID-19, it is imperative to urgently develop a smart diagnostic platform for a fast and reliable early detection of monkeypox infections, which can be deployed in multiple vulnerable communities and hard-to-reach areas.

“The isothermal technique used by our testing unit makes it much more transportable and manageable in a wide range of scenarios, while initial pre-trial testing shows impressively accurate results.

“We expect to attract significant industry partners to work with us on validating and applying this smart testing system, which can have a huge social impact for the global population at large.”
PersonsMuhammad Munir