Plant-based Diagnostic Kit to Detect Sick and Recovered SARS-CoV-2 Virus Patients

Summary of the technology

Genetically modified plant systems that allow identification of SARS-CoV-2 RNA and anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Applications
Preventing the spread of the epidemic
Restoring economic activity by returning immune-positive, symptomless people to work

Features
System can be rapidly reproduced through seeds
Essentially unlimited quantities, extremely inexpensive
Can be used in any environment
No need for special machinery
Adaptable to other diseases

Project ID : 47-2020-10883

Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Details of the Technology Offer

We are developing genetically modified plant systems that allow for the identification of SARS-CoV-2 RNA and anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Applications

  • Preventing the spread of the epidemic
  • Restoring economic activity by returning immune-positive, symptomless people to work

Features

  • System can be rapidly reproduced through seeds
  • Essentially unlimited quantities, extremely inexpensive
  • Can be used in any environment
  • No need for special machinery
  • Adaptable to other diseases

Project manager

Ilya Pittel
VP, BD AGTECH, FOODTECH, VETERINARY & ENVIRONMENT

Project researchers

Alexander (Sasha) Vainstein
HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences
Plant Sciences and Genetics

Related Keywords

  • Diagnostics, Diagnosis
  • Virus, Virology / Antibiotics / Bacteriology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • In-vitro diagnostics
  • Diagnostic services
  • Covid-19
  • Genetic Engineering / Molecular Biology
  • covid-19

About Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd. Founded in 1964 to protect and commercialize the Hebrew University’s intellectual property. Ranked among the top technology transfer companies, Yissum has registered over 8,900 patents covering 2,500 inventions; has licensed out 800 technologies and has spun-off 90 companies. Products that are based on Hebrew University technologies and were commercialized by Yissum generate today over $2 Billion in annual sales.

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