Development of an automatable highly sensitive method for coronavirus detection in wastewater (COPMAN method)
[Details of study results]
[RNA extraction kit for analysis with the COPMAN method]
Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
Shionogi has identified “Protecting people from the threat of infectious diseases” as a material issue (Materiality), and is making efforts for total care for infectious diseases covering pre-symptomatic, and preventive care through education, prevention, diagnosis, and control of disease severity, not only research and development of treatments. As a leading company in infectious diseases, we will strengthen our efforts including the corporation with outside partners to provide healthcare solutions to as many patients as possible to help societies restore safety and confidence by bringing this pandemic of COVID-19 to an end as soon as possible.
Founded in 1876 as Sapporo Agricultural College, Hokkaido University is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities in Japan. The university attracts prospective students all around the globe with the diverse degree programs offered and the year-round scenic beauty. The campuses are located in the cities of Sapporo and Hakodate of Hokkaido and 21 facilities are spread throughout Hokkaido and mainland Japan, contributing towards the resolution of global issues.
For Further Information, Contact:
・ AdvanSentinel Contact information: Info@advansentinel.co.jp
・ SHIONOGI Website Inquiry Form: https://www.shionogi.com/global/en/contact.html
・ Hokkaido University:
Associate Professor Masaaki Kitajima
Division of Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
1. Press release dated March 19, 2021: Establishing an Automated System for the Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater
2. Press release dated February 8, 2022: SHIMADZU and SHIONOGI establishes joint venture AdvanSentinel —Helping society through better public health risk assessment, including wastewater surveillance—
Note 1. https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/blog/a-rapid-highly-sensitive-method-to-measure-sars-cov-2-in-wastewater/