Teams can compete in one of the following four categories:
To ensure supply chain diverse solutions, entries are encouraged in a variety of underlying testing approaches/combinations: PCR, Isothermal (e.g., LAMP/RPA), CRISPR, Antigen-detection, Next Generation Sequencing, and other technologies.
Including all materials and reagents
Measured & validated sensitivity, specificity and lamit of detection
Defined simple “standard operating procedures” enabling widespread, distributed adoption
Point-of-care or at least within 12 hours to enable “next morning” results
Approach to ensure virus neutralization and safe handling
Going above & beyond to improve performance, efficiency, ease-of-use, consistency, automation or other innovations