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221B Foundation — COVID-19 Testing in Nepal (Jay Mahat)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
11/2020
Grant Amount 
$100,000
Purpose 
To support a pilot study, led by Jay Mahat, of a COVID-19 assay in Nepal.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigators: Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. 221B Foundation staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $100,000 to the 221B Foundation to support a pilot study, led by Jay Mahat, of a COVID-19 assay in Nepal. The 221B Foundation, founded by Sherlock Biosciences, seeks to address the COVID-19 pandemic using Sherlock Biosciences’s diagnostic technology.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in science supporting biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.