Bertin Health & Life Sciences

Best practices for environmental detection & monitoring of airborne viruses with Coriolis® air sampler

The appearance of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the subsequent pandemic of COVID-19 has shown biosafety to be one of the biggest challenges of this century. While scientists are still deciphering the transmission behavior of the virus, public health authorities struggle to elaborate strategies to ensure the safety of their citizens post confinement.  As with most respiratory viruses, the environment is an important potential source of contamination. A recent study has found that SARS-CoV-2 can remain viable in aerosols for at least 3 hours, and up to days on surfaces. Reliable environmental air monitoring solutions become critical to safely reopen public areas such as schools or restaurants.

In this white paper, we present best practices for virus monitoring in air samples and describe how experts have used Bertin’s Coriolis air samplers in a
wide range of environments, 
for the detection of different airborne viruses.

All you need to know about:
• Evidence of airborne transmission of swine influenza a virus in experimental conditions
• Airborne virus detection in hospital environments
• Detection of airborne virulent bacteriophage of dairy starter culture in a cheese factory
• Latest publications on virus detection with the Coriolis air samplers
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