Why environmental surveillance is essential
Leaders of organizations are confronted by a vast array of new and urgent questions.
- How do we safely stay open?
- Are our safety protocols effective?
- Where are the high risk areas within our facilities?
With semi-vaccinated populations, varying mask mandates, and COVID-19 variants, organizations must implement layered strategies, including screening, masking, disinfection, ventilation, and environmental surveillance. Did you choose the right combination? Is it working? Monitoring pathogens in the air can help answer those questions.
The Thermo Scientific AerosolSense Sampler paired with PCR testing is designed to deliver timely and highly reliable insight into in-air pathogen presence, including Flu A/B, SARS-CoV-2, and/or RSV. The sampler acts right where you need it – in the air – sampling indoor air in classrooms, offices, nursing homes, hospitals, dormitories, and other indoor spaces. By sampling and PCR testing indoor air, you’re identifying SARS-CoV-2 right where it’s spread.
- A fast and simple workflow: Results in less than 4 hours. Identify risks to help protect your organization in three steps.
- Easy to use: Designed with the user in mind, the sampler is lightweight for portability and requires minimal operator training.
- High Sensitivity: Robust system that is highly sensitive with stable aerosol collection and separation technology that delivers consistent performance across diverse environments.
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- Scalable: Validated for Flu A/B, SARS-CoV-2, and/or RSV B, the design is intended to capture a wide variety of in-air pathogens.
- Paired with PCR testing: PCR is the industry gold standard for analyzing for the presence of pathogens and is highly accurate.
- Early insight into pathogen presence for quick decision making
- Identification of high risk areas
- Complementary to individual screening programs
- Open communication and visibility for increased confidence
- Strengthened safety protocols
By watching this webinar, you will learn how to:
- Identify the three strategic pillars for a facility’s post pandemic preparedness
- Understand the criteria for determining a disease surveillance monitoring strategy
- Define disease surveillance monitoring strategies
- Recognize the benefits that air sampling provides as part of a surveillance strategy
Research in collaboration with the University of Oregon: Evaluation of bioaerosol environmental sampling
Evaluation of a Bioaerosol Sampler for Indoor Environmental Surveillance of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2
Horve, P.F.; Dietz, L.; Northcutt, D.; Stenson, J.; Van Den Wymelenberg, K.G. Preprints 2021, 2021030609 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0609.v1).
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Exploring Integrated Environmental Viral Surveillance of Indoor Environments: A Comparison of Surface and Bioaerosol Environmental Sampling in Hospital Rooms with COVID-19 Patients
Leslie Dietz, David A. Constant, Mark Fretz, Patrick F. Horve, Andreas Olsen-Martinez, Jason Stenson, Andrew Wilkes, Robert G. Martindale, William B. Messer, Kevin G. Van Den Wymelenberg
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Longitudinal Analysis of Built Environment and Aerosol Contamination Associated with Isolated COVID-19 Positive
Patrick Horve, Leslie Dietz, Garis Bowles, Georgia MacCrone, Andreas Olsen-Martinez, Dale Northcutt, Vincent Moore, Liliana Bamatan, Hooman Parhizkar, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg
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