Kailos Genetics announces the launch of Assure Sentinel, a first-of-its-kind workplace viral suppression program that tests organizations for COVID-19 on a frequent and recurring basis.
The Assure Sentinel program reduces the challenges of COVID-19 testing in the workplace. Samples are acquired using the easy and painless ViraWash™ saliva collection system, eliminating the need for nasopharyngeal swabs. Additionally, testing is performed with ViralPatch™, the company’s proprietary viral capture and sample pooling methodology, and next generation DNA sequencing to decrease costs and increase testing sensitivity. “Pooling dozens of samples together has been standard in blood banking for decades. The Assure Sentinel program is helping to suppress COVID-19 and returning people to the workplace,” says Brian Pollock, Chief Executive Officer for Kailos Genetics.
Regular COVID-19 testing can mean a reduction in employee anxiety and a rise in confidence and productivity. “Safety is, and has always been, our number one priority during the pandemic, and the Assure Sentinel program is helping us continue to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees,” said Julia Michaux-Watkins, Director of Human Resources at HudsonAlpha.
Kailos is offering the workplace testing program to companies, non-profit organizations and schools directly and via partnerships with healthcare organizations. The first partnerships announced include Huntingdon College (Montgomery, AL) and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology (Huntsville, AL). “Since the beginning of the pandemic, Huntingdon College identified access to testing as a key element to our ability to responsibly reopen our campus to our students, faculty and staff for the fall. We have been fortunate to find an Alabama-based partner to provide a reasonably priced, efficient testing option, which has been critical in successfully mitigating the spread of COVID-19 on our campus,” says Jay Dorman, Treasurer and Senior Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Administration at Huntingdon College.