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BD Onclarity HPV Assay
The BD self-collection claim for HPV screening has been CE-marked. The new claim allows laboratories and facilities to process self-collected samples via a BD diluent tube using the BD Onclarity™ HPV Assay on either the BD Viper™ LT or the BD COR™ System. more...
Vibalogics Viral vector manufacturing facility
Vibalogics, a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has announced that it has initiated the first stage of a planned $50 million dollar investment at its Cuxhaven, Germany facility, expanding early-to-late phase clinical virotherapy manufacturing capacity. more...
Foot and Mouth Disease Virus for Bovine Swine and Ovine
Tetracore has announced the licensing of their VetAlert™ Foot and Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) RNA Diagnostic Test Kit by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB). more...
Recombinant viral antigen collecting including coronavirus
Sino Biological has developed the world's largest recombinant viral antigen collection, ProVir™, which features an exclusive coronavirus catalog, a comprehensive collection of influenza antigens, and many other hard-to-find viral proteins such as Zika, RSV, Ebola, and Cytomegalovirus. more...
DiaSorin Liason Family Platforms
DiaSorin launches new LIAISON® Murex Anti-HEV IgG & IgM assay for diagnosis of Hepatitis E. This test is the first CLIA fully automated high-throughput solution for the diagnosis of HEV and is available in countries accepting the CE Mark for use on the LIAISON® family platforms. more...
Norovirus lawsuit
The first Norovirus lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Ed Yusen against Seattle Char., d/b/a The Habit Burger Grill in the current Seattle Norovirus outbreak.  Mr. Yusen is represented by Marler Clark, the Food Safety Law Firm. more...
FDA-EUA COVID-19 antigen test for professional and home-test use
The US FDA has granted emergency use authorization to OraSure Technologies to sell its three InteliSwab™ COVID-19 Rapid Tests; for OTC, professional and home-test use. The test requires just one-minute hands on-time and provides a result in 30 minutes. more...
FluoroCycler XT - High performance PCR system for innovative mid-plex LiquidArray assays
Bruker has launched the FluoroType SARS-CoV-2 varID Q assay – a quantitative LiquidArray® mid-plex PCR panel: an assay that detects several important mutations to differentiate many major viral variants routinely on all SARS-CoV-2 positive samples. more...
NGS Panel for SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a new NGS panel for the detection of new and known SARS-CoV-2 variants. The assay is already in use by the International Travel Testing Programme and has played a significant role in discovering emerging VOCs entering the UK. more...
IDEXX SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Test
IDEXX has announced that its Water SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test meets the quality standards listed by the European Commission in its recommendation for national wastewater surveillance systems for SARS-CoV-2, that member states are strongly encouraged to have in place before 1 October 2021.  more...
Testing and Passport system launched in Indonesia
Achiko has launched a COVID-19 test booking and passport app in Indonesia, that allows users to book a test, and if negative, receive a green certificate allowing them into busy indoor public areas.   more...
Lepu Medical Publish Statement on FDA Recall
Lepu Medical has issued a statement in response to the recent FDA Class I recall notice of Lepu's COVID-19 antigen and antibody test kits.  more...
Synlab contract testing lab for COVID-19
SYNLAB has been entrusted by UEFA to continue providing PCR-testing for EURO 2020, and for the upcoming football season.  more...
Canine coronavirus test
Using a proprietary Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology, the QubeMDx performs the detection of CANINE CORONAVIRUS in only 15 minutes. more...
The Postnova platform
Based on Field-Flow Fractionation (FFF), the Postnova platform has an application range of 1 nm to 100 µm and 1000 Da up to many MDa. more...
Test if material is anti-viral
Here we share a guest blog article written by Virology Research Services Limited (VRS). VRS is a contract research organization based in London, UK and provides virus-focused research services to industry and academia more...
MVD-Enferplex Goat and Sheep Multi-Disease
Enfer Scientific's MVD-Enferplex Goat/Sheep Multi-Disease diagnostic test detects Caprine Arthritis-encephalitis Virus, Maedi Visna Virus, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, and M. paratuberculosis. Bespoke options available for combinations of 4 diseases.  more...
Recombinant Adeno-Associated Virus-Based Vectors
Biogen and Ginkgo are collaborating to improve the efficiency of AAV-producing plasmid vectors and cell lines for cell and gene therapy applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Biogen will receive access to Ginkgo’s proprietary cell programming platform and capabilities. more...
CE-marked COVID-19 Antigen Test
Roche has received CE-marking for its SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Self Test Nasal for rapid self-testing of COVID-19 product. The test provides results in 15 minutes and can be performed in the comfort of your home without any supervision. more...
Testing wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 webinar
Wastewater surveillance testing for SARS-CoV-2 and variants, offers rapid, non-invasive insight into the health of communities, workplaces and other institutions. Join us Thursday, June 17 at 1:30 p.m. ET to learn why it matters, how it works and how to get started. more...
Kantaro COVID-19 IgG Test
Health Canada has approved the COVID-SeroKlir IgG test from Kantaro Biosciences. The test, which already has FDA-EUA, detects both the presence and precise level of neutralizing IgG antibodies with 98.8% sensitivity and 99.6% specificity and is available immediately.  more...
WHO Naming System for SARS-CoV-2 Variants
The World Health Organization has created a new naming system for SARS-CoV-2 variants of interest (VOI) and variants of concern (VOC). The system will use the letters alpha, beta, and gamma from the Greek alphabet. more...
WHO and Swiss Pathogen Sharing Project
The World Health Organization has set up a biobank facility in Switzerland to store SARS-CoV-2 genomes and enable countries to share biological materials through a central location. The BioHub will expand to other pathogens in the future, other than SARS-CoV-2.  more...
Point-of-care test for SARS-CoV-2 with Low Limit of Detection and FDA-EUA
Qorvo Biotechnologies has entered the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics market with a point-of-care assay that uses a Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) immunosensor detection platform. The test has been granted EUA from the US FDA. more...
FDA warning on Lepu Medical Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Test
The US FDA has issued a warning to the public not to use the Lepu Medical Rapid Antigen Test for SARS-CoV-2. The manufacturer has recalled approx 9 million antibody tests and 250,000 antigen tests.  more...
Coronavirus Literature
Researchers at Stanford University have established a daily-updated AI-powered resource for research literature on SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV. The site categorizes the literature into article types and topics such as diagnostics, disease forecasting, and long-COVID. more...
Diagnostic Test for Bovine Coronavirus and Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus
The Enferplex Bovine BCV/BRSV assay is a semi-quantitative luminescent (emission) immunological method for the detection of various antibodies in bovine serum, individual and bulk milk. Enferplex Bovine BCV/BRSV kit is intended for in vitro vet diagnostic use and research purposes only. more...
Virucidal Efficacy Testing
Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Italy (Eurofins BTP Italy) has expanded its virucidal testing capacity with the opening of a dedicated laboratory. The laboratory will carry out testing and studies on disinfectant products to meet growing demand in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. more...
Air sampler for SARS-CoV-2 COVID 19
Smiths Detection has announced that its BioFlash® Biological Identifier has been used successfully in real-world settings at a college campus in Maryland, US. The detector's positive result led to identifying three positive individuals and was also used to deem an area safe to return. more...
Zero-contact medical station for COVID-19 Testing
Brain Navi Biotechnology Co., Ltd has launched a “zero-contact” medical station in hospitals across Taiwan that fully protects medical staff and patients from the cross-infection of “highly contagious diseases,” including COVID-19. more...