COVID-19 validation: End of Phase 1

After several months of hard work, we have finalised the first phase of our trials! During this phase we have been able to validate our new LAMP assay with 183 samples and show 90.5% sensitivity and 100% specificity with detection in under 20 minutes. We have also incorporated the assay on our platform and demonstrated…

COVID-19 testing

We have started validating the technology in the lab for testing of COVID-19 and have set up a plan for a trial in the next month at Charing Cross Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in London. Rapid testing for #COVID19 is vital! We are doing our part and following a huge effort from a…

Lacewing at the UK Parliament

We had the amazing opportunity to showcase Lacewing at the POST UK superbugs event on antimicrobial resistance. The presentation raised interest around the need for diagnostics while allowing for great discussions.

DIAMONDS

Lacewing is part of the DIAMONDS project which has been awarded €22.5m EU funding over 5 years to develop a rapid test for severe infections using personalised gene signatures. The test will be trialled in hospitals across Europe. The project is very multidisciplinary and the diagnostic arm involves Lacewing as well as BioMerieux. In this…

Imperial Lates

Lacewing was featured at the Imperial Lates events ‘Infectious’ and ‘Science Without Borders’! We were thrilled to tell you about our project and our recent experience validating the device in Ghana!

Validation trip to Ghana

Lacewing has reached Africa! The team has headed to Ghana to trial Lacewing with malaria infections. We were warmly welcome by the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at the University of Accra and attended the WACCBIP research conference. Meanwhile, we were working hard in the lab to validate the technology…


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