Reserve your spot for this informative webinar.
Date: November 19, 2020, Thursday
Time for EMEA and APAC: 10:00 BST (London) | 11:00 CST (Madrid) | 15:30 IST (Mumbai)
Time for US Regions: 11:00 PST (Los Angeles) | 13:00 CDT (Chicago) | 14:00 EST (Miami)
Hosted by: Joe Griffith-Barrasso
Presenter: Dr. Martin Harper – Director of Scientific Research
Time: 45 minutes (25-minute presentation, 20-minute Q&A)
About this webinar
Virus transmission through touching contaminated surfaces is well-known, but certain viruses do become airborne and could lead to infection. In October 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an update, highlighting increasing evidence of COVID-19 transmission in enclosed spaces through airborne exposure. Considering this information, air samples could be useful in obtaining a better picture of virus contamination in indoor situations.
The Vira-Pore viral sampling cassette featuring the Zepore™ filter has been specifically designed and validated for the collection of airborne RNA from a coronavirus, and by, analogy, it could be used for sampling RNA from other viruses.
If you are involved in health and safety monitoring, environmental testing, or screening programs, you recognize the importance of maintaining good indoor and workplace air quality, carrying out accurate and reliable testing, and implementing necessary safety measures.
Cole-Parmer air quality team have a range of innovative tools that can be leveraged for accurate indoor and workplace air sampling for aerosols, including inorganic and organic particulates that may be present in the air.
In this webinar you will learn:
- How to use the Vira-Pore air sampling cassettes
- How to choose a validated viral sampling cassette for your environment
- The scientific validation data for the Vira-Pore viral sampling cassettes and the Zepore™ filter
About the presenter
Dr. Martin Harper – Director of Scientific Research
Dr. Martin Harper served as the Chief of the Exposure Assessment Branch in the Health Effects Laboratory Division of NIOSH for 14 years before joining Cole-Parmer / Zefon. He has degrees and diplomas in Geology (from Oxford University), Pollution Control, Environmental Science, and Analytical Chemistry, and obtained his PhD in occupational health research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and has received several awards each from CDC, NIOSH, ASTM and AIHA. He is considered a Distinguished Lecturer by the AIHA and he is a Courtesy Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of Florida.