• Collaborative Evaluation with Barts Health of Next Generation PCR technology
  • Set up a Laboratory in East London with purpose of increasing our Testing capacity with no reliance on Labs servicing the NHS and reducing our reliance on existing private Labs.
  • Research into looking at groups at higher risk such as BAME.
  • Developing: 
    • Extraction free methods to speed up the PCR turnaround time
    • Alternative sample types eg Saliva
  • Starting a UK and Southern Ireland Laboratory Network with a partner in Dublin to support the development of new models for testing other diseases from the COVID-19 testing experience.
    • Other home self administering tests
    • Mobile units
    • Drive through principle 
  • Have set up a collaborative Genomics program:
    • Any strategy to combat SARS-CoV-2 will be underpinned by testing, the vaccination and a Genomics program to understand the variants. 
    • We are currently working with Equine Genomics experts and translating the technology to SARS-CoV-2
  • Evaluating other testing technologies including Artificial Intelligence