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Thu, 9 July 2020

Air Canada Explores Rapid COVID19 Testing with Spartan Bioscience

Air Canada is assessing how best to deploy Spartan Bioscience's portable COVID19 testing technology in the aviation sector.

Spartan, an Ottawa-based biotechnology leader in portable DNA testing technology, is developing a proprietary swab for the collection of DNA samples for its COVID19 test.

The Spartan Cube, a portable DNA analyzer device. Click to enlarge.

Spartan's test cartridge (reagents) and the Spartan Cube (portable DNA analyzer device) remain subject to Health Canada approval.

"Air Canada's strategy for managing COVID19 has been to develop and apply multiple layers of biosafety measures for customers and employees," said Samuel Elfassy, Vice President, Safety at Air Canada. "We believe the availability of a rapid, accurate, portable molecular test for COVID19 will add yet another effective layer. We are excited by the potential and point of care use cases for the Spartan Cube, and look forward to working with the Spartan team in the weeks and months ahead."

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