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COMETE Project

By analyzing wastewater, the Covid-19 Marseille Environnemental TEsting project allows close monitoring of the evolution of the pandemic


Keywords: Wastewater Analysis; COMETE

Description of the Study:

  • Title: COMETE™ (Covid-19 Marseille Environnemental TEsting) with the Marins Pompiers de Marseille (French Navy firefighters battalion in Marseille).
  • Principal investigator: Jean-Michel Wendling.
  • Centers of Implementation: This project is led by the BMPM (French Navy firefighters battalion of Marseille) with the expertise of C4Diagnostics and supported by the city of Marseille and the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropole.
  • Study Type: COMETE is both a mobile sampling unit armed by experts from the BMPM’s specialized Nuclear, Radiological, Bacteriological and Chemical (NRBC) unit and a logistics and analysis platform for these samples, coordinated by C4Diagnostics.

Objectives of the Study:

Principal Objective: The aim of this project is to analyze wastewater and validate decontamination protocols on sites exposed to the virus following the presence of potentially infected individuals in Marseille.

More about this Study:

Added Value: Analyzing the concentration of the virus in wastewater allows anticipation of the evolution of the pandemic for the next 6 days.

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