COVID-19 Testing for Secure Campuses
Affordably test everyone every week with the gold-standard RT-qPCR test
Safely reopen schools, colleges, offices, factories, and places of commerce
Ensure and assure the safety of all persons on campus
Detect new outbreaks early and avoid lockdown
Award-winning, Internationally-validated, Field-tested
The campus of IIIT Hyderabad has been an early adopter of Tapestry Pooling. They have deployed weekly screening for all people on campus since early February. The campus has successfully managed to identify and check potential outbreaks, enabling gradual reopening of the campus. This has happened in the midst of an unprecedented increase in cases in the neighborhood. For comparison, other similar campuses have discovered more than 100 positive cases among students in their hostels, forcing them to take very drastic shutdown and quarantine measures.
Tapestry Pooling is the testing technology being deployed as part of the Campus Rakshak initiative of the Department of Science & Technology to help campuses reopen.
How it works
Novel single-round Algorithmic Pooling scheme
Quantitative results for every sample
Every sample tested at least thrice
Tests are done in accredited testing labs
Every sample included in multiple pools
Each pool is RT-qPCR tested
Pool results fed into the patented Tapestry recovery algorithm
Algorithm solves and obtains results for every sample
Validated to be concordant with individual RT-qPCR testing
Single-Round Pooling for Higher Throughput
More Results per Test
Save Time, Effort, Kits, PPE, Money, Lives
Web App Guidance
Easy and Fast Pooling
Pooling Kit Provided
Validated and Field Tested
Agnostic to kits, machines
with Triplicate Testing
Detects Experimental Errors
Customizable Batch Size
Hardware and Kit Agnostic
Ct Value per gene
for positive samples
- May 02, 2020
in The Hindu
- May 07, 2020
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- May 16, 2020
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- July, 2020
Scientists say that widespread testing is needed to get outbreaks of the new coronavirus under control. But in many regions, there’s a shortage of the chemicals needed to run diagnostics. In several countries, health officials have started using a strategy that was first proposed in the Second World War: group testing. By testing samples from many people at once, this method can save time, chemical reagents and money, say researchers.
- June 27, 2020
in The Hindu
The COVID-19 pandemic has strained testing capabilities worldwide. There is an urgent need to find economical and scalable ways to test more people. We present Tapestry, a novel quantitative nonadaptive pooling scheme to test many samples using only a few tests.
We propose Tapestry, a novel approach to pooled testing with application to COVID-19 testing with quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) that can result in shorter testing time and conservation of reagents and testing kits.
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