PAIR project


The PAIR project addresses the critical need to integrate rapid testing and comprehensive modeling for effective pandemic decision-making. In the PAIR project, we will develop a Point of Care Instrument (PANPOC) for rapid detection of respiratory RNA viruses including Influenza A/B and SARS-CoV-2. PANPOC will undergo rigorous validation using a one health approach. Furthermore, we will create an AI-based platform (PANRISK) for prognostic modeling of virus spread, alerting authorities to outbreaks exceeding predefined thresholds. This platform integrates genomic drifting and epidemiological models to predict zoonotic outbreaks.

Carsten Kirkeby is the project coordinator and Anders Bjerrum is Project Manager of the PAIR project.

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The PAIR Project is built in two parts; PANPOC and PANRISK. The PANPOC part aims at developing and validating a novel fluorescence-based point-of-care test for rapid identification of viruses. The PANRISK part aims at developing early warning models to estimate the risk of pandemic outbreaks, utilizing and guiding samples from the PANPOC part. 

The PAIR project consortium consists of partners from the University of Copenhagen (project coordinator and manager) (DK), University of Bologna (IT), Technical University of Denmark (DK), Statens Serum Institute (DK), DNA Diagnostic A/S (DK), BIOR (LV), EMU (Est), NOVODAN (DK), ICONS (IT), Hospices Civil de Lyon (FR), Universität für Weiterbildung Krems (AT), Rigshospitalet Region Hovedstaden (DK), University of Georgia (US), University of Latvia (LV), IDIAP (ES), ANSES (FR), IZSVE (IT), NVRI (PL), AAUH Region Nordjylland (DK).