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Cepheid RSV Flu and COVID-19 combo CE marked test
Cepheid has obtained CE-IVD marking for a respiratory panel that detects COVID-19, Influenza A and B, and RSV. A new E-gene target has been added to ensure the validity of results as the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutates.  more...
Spectrum Solutions SpectrumDNA SDNA-1000 collection device on the Amplitude Solution
The FDA have authorized (EUA) the use of saliva samples collected with the Spectrum Solutions SpectrumDNA SDNA-1000 collection device for COVID-19 testing on the Amplitude Solution. more...
Integra Biosciences pipettes
INTEGRA Biosciences has developed an extensive portfolio of electronic pipettes – available in single and multichannel formats – and pipetting robots for the straightforward transition from manual cell culture to automated workflows more...
Integra Pipette Tips
INTEGRA’s GripTips are designed to fit the company’s broad range of pipettes perfectly and are manufactured under strictly controlled conditions, backed by the VIAPURE statement of quality. more...
RHINOstic Automated Nasal Swab
Hamilton and Rhinostic are combining their respective strengths; the novel RHINOstic™ swab collection device and automated liquid handlers to increase testing throughput while decreasing active manpower. more...
Combined SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza Home Collection Kit
Labcorp has received FDA-EUA for a combined home collection kit that detects COVID-19 and influenza A/B simultaneously in individuals as young as 2 years of age. more...
Bioflash
Not only can BioFlash detect COVID-19 and its variants, it can be used by anyone, giving immediate results, in minutes not days, which helps stop the spread of COVID-19 more...
coronavirus test portfolio from Novacyt
Explore the full range of COVID-19 tests Novacyt have to offer and ask for a free sample today! more...
The World Health Organization has created a user-friendly web version of the EDL. more...
Several batches of Ellume's COVID-19 antigen test has needed to be recalled after FDA received reports of false-positives.  more...
ANP Technologies has been successful in their application for Emergency Use Authorization from the US FDA for its lateral-flow rapid SARS-CoV-2 test. The test uses Nano-particle technology, invented a decade earlier for biothreat applications.  more...
rapid neutralizing antibody test for SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes COVID-19
ANP Technologies has tested 164 fully-vaccinated individuals with their NIDS® COVID-19 Neutralizing Antibody assay to determine how long protection lasts. Results are published on pre-print server medRxiv.  more...
Screening stool samples for SARS-CoV-2
CosmosID has developed an RT-PCR protocol to screen stool samples for SARS-CoV-2 that will allow OpenBiome to release fecal samples from its stool bank for the purposes of FMT.  more...
PCR laboratory workflow
Bioperfectus' informative article on the PCR laboratory workflow includes tips for setting up a PCR lab and the fundamental practices and procedures for avoiding contamination. more...
Custom Targeted-Sequencing Panel for the SARS-CoV-2 Genome Using the D3 Design Service
Labs can save reagents and hands-on time using Fluidigm's new 'Custom Targeted-Sequencing Assay Pool Set for the SARS-CoV-2 Genome'. In this interview with Roberto Spada (Fluidigm), he explains how this is possible with the Juno™ bench-top system and the essential data it provides. more...
Icosagen SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization test
Icosagen's SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Ab ELISA kit can determine the duration and efficacy of antibody immunity and allows medical facilities to select highly neutralizing blood serums of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 disease, which then can be used to treat critically ill patients. more...
immunoSEQ T-MAP COVID T cell test
Adaptive Technologies' immunoSEQ® T-MAP™ COVID tool to measure T-cell immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine was used in a study evaluting the J&J vaccine's effectiveness in protecting against variants.  more...
Semi quantitative score card to measure COVID-19 immunity
Abingdon Health plc announces the launch, initially for research use only (RUO), of a score-card product available alongside the AbC-19™ rapid test, which provides a semi-quantitative result to indicate the strength of antibody response and possible immunity. more...
Lateral Flow Assay
Developed by ProGnosis Biotech the Rapid Test 2019-nCoV Total Ig demonstrated 98,75% sensitivity and 100% specificity for total antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in the latest clinical performance study. more...
COVID-19 antibody test from Tigsun that detects IgG and IgM
Tigsun COVID-19 Combo IgM and IgG Rapid Test is an immunochromatographic assay for rapid, qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies in human whole blood, serum, and plasma samples. Results in 15 minutes. more...
MeMed Key platform
MeMed has announced its bacterial and viral biomarker test has been given US FDA clearance. The test runs on a POC platform and measures and computationally integrates the levels of 3 immune system proteins: TRAIL, IP-10, and CRP, providing a result within 15 minutes. more...
Taqpath COVID-19 assays
Thermo Fisher's new eight gene target RT-qPCR test for COVID-19 diagnosis has obtained CE-marking. The test, which is claimed to be variant-proof against current and future mutations, returns results in 3 hours.  more...
Test for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and immunity
Mantracourt electronics and Attomarker have co-developed a 7-minute rapid testing device that can tell people whether they have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and if they've come from infection or vaccination.  more...
Fully automated molecular system
Seegene has launched a fully automated all-in-one PCR testing system for hospitals and clinical laboratoires. The modular workstation is equipped with extraction/liquid handler, PCR instrument and integrated robotic arm.  more...
Aerocollect air sampler
Indical Biosciences has teamed up with FORCE Technology to market its AeroCollect® sampling device that captures viruses and bacteria directly from the air for qPCR amplification and detection.  more...
Bluetongue virus detection kits
ID-Vet has confirmed its ID-Screen ELISA test and ID Gene™ BlueTongue Duplex PCR assay will detect all circulating serotypes of the Bluetongue virus (BTV), including BTV-4 which is circulating in Southern Europe. more...
VectorBuilder and Landau enter into strategic partnership to establish world’s first primate gene therapy R&D center. more...
New Monoclonal Antibodies Available for Canine Distemper Virus Tests
ViroStat has released a new set of Monoclonal Antibodies specific to the nucleocapsid of this virus. Select antibody pairs can be used for the detection of this virus by immunoassay methods including IFA and ELISA. more...
PreAnalytiX saliva collector
QIAGEN N.V. has announced the commercialization of the new PreAnalytiX PAXgene Saliva Collector, a non-invasive and painless sample collection method that can preserve SARS-CoV-2-derived RNA copy numbers and stabilize it for 4 days at 20°C. more...
Recombinant Antigens for SARS-CoV-2 variants
Creative Diagnostics' collection of SARS-CoV-2 recombinant antigens covers mutations in Spike proteins and Nucleocapsid proteins. The reagents can be used to evaluate the efficacy of antibodies and vaccination. more...