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Image: UK Government to Roll Out Millions of 90 Minute COVID-19 Test Kits from DnaNudge and Oxford Nanopore (Photo courtesy of Oxford Nanopore Technologies)

UK Government to Roll Out Millions of 90 Minute COVID-19 Test Kits from DnaNudge and Oxford Nanopore

The UK government has placed orders for millions of high-speed COVID-19 test kits from DnaNudge (London, UK) and Oxford Nanopore Technologies (Oxford, UK) to be used in NHS hospitals from September. More...
06 Aug 2020
Image: No-Touch, Paper-Based COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Could Detect SARS-CoV-2 Using Electrical Frequencies (Photo courtesy of Iowa State University)

No-Touch, Paper-Based COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Could Detect SARS-CoV-2 Using Electrical Frequencies

Researchers from the Iowa State University (Ames, IA, USA) are developing a closed, contact-free diagnostic sensing system that could be used to quickly test for COVID-19 or other outbreaks. More...
06 Aug 2020
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Hologic Awarded USD 7.6 Million by HHS and DOD to Ramp Up Capacity for COVID-19 Tests

The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS Washington, D.C., USA) and Department of Defense (DOD Arlington, VA, USA) have awarded an undefinitized contract action with a ceiling of USD 7.6 million to Hologic, Inc. (Marlborough, MA, USA) to expand production of custom sample collection and processing consumables for COVID-19 testing. More...
06 Aug 2020
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Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics Launches Lower Cost Highly Accurate COVID-19 PCR Test

Eurofins U.S. Clinical Diagnostics (Luxembourg) has launched its pooled PCR test to detect SARS-CoV-2 and significantly reduce the price per PCR test for clients. More...
06 Aug 2020
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Thermo Fisher Launches New High-Throughput, Fully Automated, Real-Time PCR Solution for COVID-19 Testing

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Waltham, MA, USA) has introduced a new highly automated, real-time PCR solution designed to analyze up to 6,000 samples in a single day to meet increasing global demand for COVID-19 testing. More...
06 Aug 2020
Image: Illustration of a 2019-novel coronavirus (nCoV) virion (Photo courtesy of Alissa Eckert, MS/CDC).

Bio-Techne and Mount Sinai Launch Kantaro Quantitative SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody RUO Kit

Bio-Techne Corporation (Minneapolis, MN, USA) and the Mount Sinai Health System (New York, NY, USA) through its commercial affiliate Kantaro Biosciences LLC, have launched the COVID-SeroIndex, a Kantaro Quantitative SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody RUO kit. More...
05 Aug 2020
Image: Quidel Corporation’s Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA (Photo courtesy of Quidel Corporation)

Quidel Receives NIH Funding to Accelerate Capacity Expansion for Manufacturing Sofia SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Detection Test

Quidel Corporation (San Diego, CA, USA) has entered into a preliminary letter contract with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the expansion of its manufacturing capacity in San Diego for its diagnostic assays that test for SARS-CoV-2 Antigen using its Sofia Fluorescence Immunoassay (FIA) platform. More...
05 Aug 2020
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