Ontario funds research to increase testing capacity and accuracy

The Government of Ontario is funding research to optimize robotic liquid handling, specimen pooling, and sample preparation to increase testing capacity, speed, and reliability.

This project will increase Ontario’s COVID-19 testing capacity and accuracy, while reducing biological risks. The Disease Diagnostics & Development Group in the Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton is collaborating with clinical laboratories across the province to quickly develop, validate, and deliver high-throughput COVID-19 testing, with the goal of testing up to 6,000 samples per lab daily.