Fusion Genomics has opened “first-of-its-kind” automated infectious-disease surveillance facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Using Fusion’s DNA sequencing-based ONETest platform, the facility, Fusion said on January 10, will allow detection of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens in wastewater effluent from airplanes and terminal facilities. The pilot project, which is supported in part by funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program, is being facilitated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA. “Wastewater surveillance offers a unique opportunity to understand potential pandemic threats and generate actionable public health information without having to inconvenience travellers by requesting swab

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