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How to manage the COVID-19 pandemic

Since December 2019, COVID-19 has spread all over the world. For many countries, the only way to limit its spread has been a lock down, with numerous consequences on economy and social life.

Yet, a less extreme solution is available to limit the pandemic while keeping society running. It requires the active surveillance of the community. mariPOC® COVID-19 test is perfectly adapted for this purpose. Indeed, mariPOC® is accessible directly at the point of sampling, and provides high throughput as well as quick results, enabling frequent testing of individuals. This is the key to detect positive cases before infecting others, and take appropriate isolation measures early enough.

Contrary to other antigen tests, mariPOC® COVID-19 test can be performed in parallel with up to 11 other tests for serious respiratory tract pathogens. This feature is very valuable during influenza season, in order to keep the best accuracy of diagnostic and prognosis.

The results obtained by mariPOC® analysers are anonymously transferred to mariCloud® platform, giving real-time epidemiological data of an area. mariPOC® gives the proportion of positive findings out of the total number of individuals tested, giving an accurate picture of the current epidemiological situation. This information is important for predicting the evolution of the epidemic, and optimizing lock-down measures locally.

The use of mariPOC® enables frequent testing of individuals and the ability to differentiate with other respiratory diseases having similar symptoms. It provides a real-time view of the local epidemiological situation for SARS-CoV-2 and other serious respiratory tract pathogens.

In a nutshell, mariPOC® test system is perfectly adapted for COVID-19 surveillance, it’s an all-in-one tool to limit the viral spread, manage the pandemic and keep society running.