- SARS CoV-2 coronavirus, also known as COVID-19
- Influenza A
These special filter cassettes are suitable for our GSA sampling devices SG10-2, SG10-2A and SG12 in order to detect the presence of hazardous coronaviruses or other airborne RNA in rooms to prevent possible infections. Which advantages does Vira-Pore offer? Why should you use the GSA sampling devices for the air sampling of corona viruses? What are the advantages of the sampling devices SG10-2, SG10-2A and SG12 compared to other sampling pumps when measuring corona viruses in the air? Study design: Which laboratories can analyse the collected Vira-Pore filters for SARS-CoV-2?
The Vira-Pore virus sampling cassette offers particular advantages in combination with the GSA sampling devices in indoor areas where there are many people or special health hazards for sick or elderly people.
This makes it particularly useful in areas where people need to be cared for or treated, such as nursing homes and hospitals. But also, for example, in schools, authorities with visitor traffic or companies to protect its employees.
Scope of delivery:
10 pieces Box
What are the instructions for use?
This Vira-Pore virus sampling cassette from Environmental Express®, a Cole-Parmer company, was tested for the collection of RNA from a surrogate virus (HCoV OC43). This has been done because it is very similar to the COVID-19 virus. A laboratory study with the COVID-19 virus is too dangerous. The study was conducted by Dr. Nirmala T. Myers, Dr. Taewon T. Han and Dr. Gediminas Mainelis of the renowned Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Rutgers is one of the largest universities in the USA and has already produced some Nobel Prize winners. The reference to our SG10 (the predecessor of the SG10-2) is in the study on page 4.
Our sampling device SG10-2 has been used for sampling, as it is powerful enough to allow measurements at 10 l/min. This made it possible to sample for 10 minutes only within the study design. Our sampling device SG10-2A, which is identical in construction but equipped with exchangeable batteries, and the even more powerful sampling device SG12 are also ideally suited for measurements at 10 l/min.
In the technical summary the test methodology and test results are explained in detail:
Further questions and answers:
What do I need to perform a measurement for corona viruses in the air?
Please contact our partner Mikrobiologisches Labor Dr. Michael Lohmeyer GmbH, who have already validated the method in practice for SARS-CoV-2 viruses with indoor investigations in the vicinity of COVID-19 patients who tested positive (PCR and antigen rapid test).
Our partner is accredited for microbiological aerosol collection and testing procedures and is also an approved biological hazard level 2 laboratory.
Contact details of other suitable German laboratories offering the necessary analysis can be obtained from us.
Can the collected Vira-Pore filters also be evaluated with quick tests, i.e. without the involvement of external laboratories?
This is conceivable. We are in discussions with several rapid test providers. Should we contact you as soon as we have found a provider who has tested the feasibility? Feel free to contact us.
Would you prefer to have the air measurements carried out by qualified personnel?
No problem. Through our sister company, GSA Schadstoffanalytik, we can also carry out the air measurements for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Alternatively, our partner company from Münster Mikrobiologisches Labor Dr. Michael Lohmeyer GmbH can take over the measurement.
What advantages could an effective airborne measurement of coronaviruses within an office or school classroom have compared to the rapid testing of each individual employee or student?
If the test results of the air measurement are positive, it may be useful to combine air measurement with a subsequent rapid test. Note: Please note that you are solely responsible for complying with the instructions for use of the product and all applicable governmental laws, rules, regulations and industry standards related to the use and safe handling of the product and the packaging, labeling and shipping of the product after RNA is removed from the air. The manufacturer Environmental Express® recommends that you seek advice from a qualified environmental microbiology laboratory with experience in the field of viruses before performing any air samples. Seek direction, safe handling and transport procedures, as SARS-CoV-2 is a highly contagious pathogen that can my cause significant health concerns upon exposure.
Which advantages does Vira-Pore offer?
Why should you use the GSA sampling devices for the air sampling of corona viruses?
What are the advantages of the sampling devices SG10-2, SG10-2A and SG12 compared to other sampling pumps when measuring corona viruses in the air?
Which laboratories can analyse the collected Vira-Pore filters for SARS-CoV-2?