Idea - FICS

SARS-CoV-2RNA Detection

Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Umme Ammara
Umme Ammara

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Idea Details

Idea Name: SARS-CoV-2RNA Detection
Slogan: Corona se Nijaat, Saaf Pakistan!
Supervisor Name: Dr. Maria Shabbir
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: Atta Ur Rahman School of Applied Biosciences
Supervisor Department: Atta Ur Rahman School of Applied Biosciences
Contact number: 0334-5510903
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    COVID-19 wastewater surveillance sampling is basically the usage of “wastewater/sewage” in which we test SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) RNA to target Wastewater Surveillance in Pakistan.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    COVID-19 wastewater surveillance sampling strategy is basically employed to predict the coronavirus hotspots. So, in the current era of COVID-19 it is necessary to predict the COVID-19 hotspots so that these particular areas could be sealed where coronavirus been predicted.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Every person of the society could be benefited from COVID-19 wastewater surveillance sampling strategy.
How will the solution works
    • We can implement a COVID-19 wastewater surveillance sampling strategy by considering these specific recommendations:Sampling Strategy: Where, How, and What to Sample?Testing MethodsData Reporting and AnalyticsPublic Health Interpretation and UseTargeted Wastewater Surveillance at Facilities, Institutions, and Workplaces.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Competitors are of clinical technicians. SARS-CoV-2 RNA detection in sewage serves as a COVID-19 indicator that is independent of healthcare-seeking behaviors and access to clinical testing. Depending on the frequency of testing,sewage surveillance can be a leading indicator of changes in COVID-19
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2020-12-08 (1326)