Your support is critical to slow the spread of COVID-19. We must test more people, or we cannot track and contain the virus. We at the IGI are using our scientific resources to expand testing capacity and turn-around time.
We are working around the clock to set up a COVID-19 diagnostic testing lab at the IGI, where we will analyze patient samples collected at Bay Area medical centers. An effort of this nature is extremely challenging and requires staff at multiple institutions, new equipment, new reagents and extensive administrative support. Contributions of any size get us closer to accomplishing our important goals. Please consider making a donation.
We will update our site as our work progresses. Please share this page with others who might be able to help.
Please note that we are not collecting patient samples at IGI. If you are feeling sick, please follow guidance from the CDC, your local health department, and your healthcare provider.
We have established a clinical SARS-CoV-2 screening facility at UC Berkeley. We are looking for specific equipment and reagents. Please check the updated needs below and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to loan or donate materials.
We have received an astounding number of offers to help with this effort. While we have far more volunteers than opportunities, we truly appreciate the sentiment. If you filled out our form, we'll be in touch if and when there's role for you.
Our colleagues at the Biohub are also in need of critical reagents for their clinical testing efforts. Please review their reagent spreadsheet and if you have something to contribute, scroll to the right to find contact information.
We do not offer funding, but if you're interested in starting COVID-19 research at your institution, there are several opportunities available. We are keeping track of funding opportunities here. Please let us know if we've missed any major grants or programs at
An effort of this nature is extremely challenging and requires staff at multiple institutions, new equipment, new reagents and extensive administrative support. Contributions of any size get us closer to accomplishing our important goals.
Several generous biotechnology vendors have offered to have lunch delivered to the scientists working on COVID-19 testing at IGI. If you're interested in being a lunch sponsor, please add your company to the list and put in an order.
We've compiled a working document with suggestions about how to support the Bay Area community during this time. Here are some highlights: