NTNU TTO chose RESMAN to support in the verification of the manufacturing protocol for the Covid-19 test reagents. The main idea was to see if the manufacturing process could be transferred to an external site.
“This was our way of taking an active role in reducing the risk of Norway running out of test reagents”, says Ragnhild Skjetne Hollup, VP Research and Development in RESMAN.
Upscaling and reproducibility are always a challenge when it comes to specific chemistry and particle production. In this case the importance of performing verifications at an external lab within a very short time frame increased the complexity. The protocols from NTNU were well described from the start, and good communication with the NTNU TTO team and collaboration made it possible to identify the critical steps and where there could be misunderstandings.
For further information, contact VP R&D in RESMAN, Ragnhild Skjetne Hollup on +47 901 25 096.