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10/04/2020 – CONVAT project

Spotlight on ERINHA-Advance member, National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INMI) of Italy involved in CONVAT project.

CONVAT consortium got funding from the European Commission emergency call. It is a cooperation project between Spain, Italy and France to develop a point-of-care platform, for rapid diagnosis and monitoring of coronavirus, directly from the patient’s sample and without the need for testing in centralized clinical laboratories. The new device based on optical biosensor nanotechnology is expected to become massively available in less than 12 months.

INMI will support the development of the new point of care platform and validate the test both in labs and close to the patients’ beds in primary care facilities.

INMI is also involved in another project from the same H2020 Emergency call: EXSCALATE4COV, already mentioned above, and will participate in clinical consultation for the selection of therapeutic compounds, production of viral isolates and contribute to screening of antiviral activities of compounds.