The CORONADX project will deliver three portable and very easy to use measuring systems suited for diagnostics of COVID-19 Coronavirus:

  • PATHAG: simple handheld instrument using specially designed antibodies to detect the presence of coronavirus in the sample. The result will be available in less than 1 minute
  • PATHPOD: portable instrument containing specially designed microchips, called lab-on-a-chip. The sample is placed on the chip, which analyses by measuring the biological reactions, and the result is available on computer or tablet in 30 minutes
  • PATHLOCK: quick diagnostic test designed for use outside hospitals with minimum of equipment or sample treatment requirements. The result is ready in under an hour

PATHAG, PATHPOD and PATHLOCK require very little or no training

The testing systems will provide diagnosis with very short analysis times, eliminating transport time for samples to central laboratories, allowing for fast surveillance procedures, more effective response of the health care system and fewer people in quarantine.

Work packages

The CORONADX project is an EU funded project which aims at contributing to an efficient patient management, public health preparedness and response to the current COVID-19 emergency, and will be developed through nine work packages:

  • WP1: Project Management
  • WP2: Point-of-care equipment PATHPOD based on the LAMP method
  • WP3: Point-of-care equipment PATHLOCK and PATHAG
  • WP4: Lab testing of Point-of-care instruments for COVID-19 detection
  • WP5: Field testing of COVID-19 detection
  • WP6: Clinical and epidemiological studies
  • WP7: Public Health response and socio-economic impacts
  • WP8: Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and market launch
  • WP9: Dissemination and Communication


CORONADX commenced in April 2020 and will run until April 2023. The project is coordinated by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and run by a consortium including eight partners at the forefront of detection technology research and worldwide (Austria, China, Denmark, Italy and Sweden).


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Project coordinator
Professor Anders Wolff
DTU – Danish Technical University