The project aim is to improve environmental surveillance tools and simplify diagnostic tests for the Polio virus. UW researchers, with support from Seattle-based PATH through the Paul Allen Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have been developing Polio virus surveillance tools. The Novosselov Research Group designs and tests low-cost equipment for sampling and analysis of the Polio virus. In partnership with PATH, our team is designing technology to dramatically increase the volume of waste-water sampled in the hunt for polio-virus. The technology under development by the polio team aims to safely and efficiently remove virus-containing effluent from test filters for biological examination, and has been deployed to surveillance laboratories in countries around the world, including Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, Haiti, and Pakistan.
- C. Fagnant;M. Toles;N. A. Zhou; J. Powell; J. Adolphsen; Y. Guan; B. Ockerman; J. H. Shirai; D. S. Boyke; I. V. Novosselov; J. S. Meshke, "Development of an evolution device for ViroCap virus filters", Environ Monit Assess (2017) 189:574 [doi]
- C. Fagnant, L. M. Sánchez, N. A. Zhou, J. C. Falman, M. Eisenstein, D. Guelig, B. Ockerman, Y. Guan, A. L. Kossik, Y. S. Linden, N. K. Beck, R. Wilmouth, E. Komen, B. Mwangi, J. Nyangao, J. H. Shirai, I. V. Novosselov, P. Borus, D. S. Boyle, J. S. Meschke, Improvement of the bag-mediated filtration system for sampling wastewater and wastewater impacted waters. Food and Environmental Virology, published online: 2017 Jul 03 [doi]