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The Vera™ Cloud Testing Platform is a scalable, flexible, and low-cost “testing-as-a-service” platform that allows virtually any organization — public health departments, schools and employers — to field broad programs in testing, screening, and surveillance using remote self-collection. The Vera Platform enables COVID-19 testing at scale for both symptomatic and asymptomatic populations, connecting to multiple laboratories and transportation providers depending on your organization’s needs.


The Vera Cloud Testing Platform in action

Stanford School of Medicine scientists are harnessing the Vera Platform first in the Community Alliance to Test Coronavirus at Home (CATCH) Study, a new COVID-19 testing and surveillance program in 12 counties throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The platform enables population-wide access to testing through the use of novel at home self-collection kits. The Stanford Health Care Clinical Virology Laboratory will provide high-throughput testing for the CATCH Study. For a complete list of Stanford testing locations, click here.


A scalable, flexible, and low-cost template for population surveillance

STEP 1
 Program enrollment

Participants are screened for eligibility.

STEP 2
 Baseline health survey

Participants are asked about their background and initial health.

STEP 3
 Targeted, convenient testing

Selected participants are delivered a home test kit with samples picked up for lab analysis.

STEP 4
 Secure results delivery

Participants are notified of new results, viewable on a private and secure website.

STEP 5
 Ongoing symptom surveillance

Participant daily health surveys alert and trigger repeat testing.

 

 


A simple, gentle, and rapidly deployable at home self-collection method

Remove Nasal Swab

Swab Both Nostrils

Place Nasal Swab in
Collection Tube

Insert into Mailer




Team

Pat Arensdorf

Lead

Andy Martin

Technology

Kimberly Chau

Clinical

Nelson Lee

Business

Thomas Quarre

Design


Advisors

Jeff Raikes

 Lorene Nelson, PhD

Kartik Raghavan

 Yvonne Maldonado, MD

Stephen Quake, DPhil



 
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