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Quest COVID 19 Viral RNA extraction
Quest Diagnostics has received FDA-EUA for a new viral RNA extraction technique that will increase its testing capacity to 185,000 per day. The method extracts RNA with the Mag-Bind Viral RNA Xpress Kit (Omega Bio-Tek) and the Hamilton MagEx STAR. more...
Perkin Elmer dried blood spot covid 19 gsp delfia igG
Perkin Elmer has launched a dried blood spot test for COVID-19 serology IgG testing. The finger-prick sample collection device allows for both decentralized sample collection and high-throughput testing. The product is CE-IVD marked and planned for US FDA-EUA. more...
Thermo Fisher COVID 19 Amplitude
Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced a new highly-automated, real-time PCR solution designed to analyze up to 6,000 samples in a single day. The modular solution delivers test results in a four-step process requiring minimal hands-on time, laboratory space and staffing resources. more...
Vacusafe Aspiration System
Laboratories can achieve stringent biosafety level guidelines, for handling contaminated solutions, using INTEGRA’S VACUSAFE system. more...
Viral Transport Medium
Liofilchem VTM is suitable for the collection and preservation of clinical specimens containing viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), Chlamydia spp., Mycoplasma spp. and Ureaplasma spp. more...
RUO COVID-19 ELISA for Vaccine Developers
COVID-SeroIndex test kit is an ELISA assay, designed to measure the presence or absence of anti-COVID-19 antibodies in addition to measuring the titer of antibodies a person has produced.  It utilizes not one, but two virus antigens: the full-length spike protein, and its receptor binding domain. more...
COVID-19 LIMS solution
The COVID-specific LIMS solution incorporates LabVantage’s deep knowledge of laboratory workflows, along with numerous features designed to make it easy for laboratories to perform coronavirus testing using RT-PCR, isothermal nucleic acid amplification, and serology methods. more...
This weeks COVID 19 Updates
Here you will find a round-up of the latest updates in COVID-19 diagnostics, testing kits, qPCR and intrumentation. more...
COVID-19 Diagnostics for Non-Lab Settings
The FDA has posted a new template for commercial developers to help them submit EUA requests for COVID-19 diagnostic tests that can be performed entirely at home or in other settings besides a lab, such as offices or schools, and that could be available without a prescription. more...
LamPORE SARSCoV2 assays
LamPORE is a precise, rapid, low-cost and highly scalable assay for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, designed to test saliva and swab RNA samples from either symptomatic or asymptomatic people. Using RT-LAMP to amplify specific viruses and nanopore sequencing to identify the amplified viruses. more...
BSL3 Virology Testing Service
With new virology services capabilities, Microbiologics has launched a menu of cell-based services for SARS-CoV-2 to assist assay developers, evaluate therapeutic solutions and vaccines, and provide inactivated intact virus to researchers and diagnostic companies. more...
The test, shown in CRL's EUA studies to be more sensitive and accurate than the standard COVID-19 anterior nasal swab test, detects the presence of coronavirus in the saliva of the test taker. more...
The xMAP SARS-CoV-2 Multi-Antigen IgG Assay demonstrated specificity of 100 percent in human serum and greater than 99 percent in human plasma, with sensitivity greater than 96 percent for both human serum and plasma (>14 days post-symptom onset) in clinical studies. more...
xprize rapid covid testing
­XPRIZE in collaboration with OpenCovidScreen has launched $5 million XPRIZE Rapid COVID testing competition to accelerate the development of high-quality COVID-19 testing that is low cost, easy to use, and fast-turnaround, enabling frequent testing.    more...
credo diagnostics vita pcr sars cov 2 ce ivd paris airport
For the past month, the VitaPCR™ rapid test has been used on feverish passengers arriving at Roissy Airport. The test uses PCR to amplify a region within the nucleocapsid gene and provides airport authorities with a result within 20 minutes with just two minutes hands-on-time.  more...
COVID 19 qPCR multiplex Bruker Fluorotype SARS CoV 2
Bruker's FluoroType® SARS-CoV-2 multiplex qPCR assay has demonstrated 100% accuracy in two clinical trials. The test is CE-IVD marked, detects two regions on SARS-CoV-2, differentiates between 4 other coronaviruses and has been validated on common RT-PCR thermocyclers.  more...
SD Biosensor CE ANVISA STANDARD Q ANTIGEN COVID 19
SD Biosensor's Standard Q Ag rapid antigen test is now used as the first test to be deployed in hotspot areas as part of several country's testing regimes. The lateral-flow test gives a result within 15 minutes, and SD Biosensor has supplied 15 million kits to India over the last 3 weeks. more...
transport media for COVID19 and Flu
PrimeStore® MTM (Molecular Transport Medium) is an FDA class 2 & CE-IVD marked sample collection and transportation device for COVID-19, flu A, flu B, HIV and TB which deactivates any viruses present, enabling safe sample handling and subsequent molecular testing.  more...
PHASIFY RNA COVID19 extraction
Phase Scientific has received CE-marking for its  PHASIFY™  VIRAL RNA extraction kit, which claims to facilitate higher SARS-CoV-2 RNA yields, can enable a 3-6 cycle threshold reduction and increases true positive detection compared to conventional solid-phase extraction. more...
Latest in COVID 19 Diagnostics
This week: Rapid antigen test remains top performer under WHO/FIND evaluation, PrimeStore MTM dual sampling device for SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza is launched, 5-regions on SARS-CoV-2 detected with FDA-EUA qPCR Kit, and Novatec's ELISA IgA & IgG kit receives recognition in Europe.  more...
micronic 1400 microlitre round bottom tube
These Dutch-designed round-bottomed tubes suit all your sample preparation requirements, including homogenization. Manufactured in Class 7 cleanroom environment, these 1.4 ml tubes can be autoclaved clean and resist many organic solvents routinely used with them.  more...
antigen ce mark bioeasy COVID 19
FIND/WHO's resource of clinical performance data of COVID-19 diagnostics is growing, and many developers have put forward their test for independent evaluation. The introduction of rapid antigen tests is seen as a step forward by testing regimes, and its performance data is under the spotlight.  more...
Agena iPLEX Pro SARSCoV2 Panel
Agena Biosciences has launched an FDA-EUA qualitative test for SARS-CoV-2. The iPLEX Pro SARS-CoV-2 Panel detects five regions of the virus, and if used with Agena's MassARRAY® instrument a lab can run 6000 samples a day. Each sample costs under ten dollars to run.  more...
Pool biocomma pathogen dx quest rt qpcr covid FDA
Asymptomatic people are a puzzle for testing regimes that want rapid testing in place to mitigate the economic effects of a pandemic. But pooling asymptomatic individuals samples on high-throughput qPCR systems is now encouraged after successful pooling regimes in Europe and Asia.  more...
Video about Baker Ruskinn Workstations
Baker Ruskinn anaerobic and microaerophilic workstations have been developed with the user in mind with a host of features to help you deliver consistent results. more...
Latest in COVID 19 Diagnostics
This week: Pooling samples for COVID-19 testing gets a boost with US FDA's first EUA, CDC's test is criticised in a peer-reviewed article, a lab Information management system (LIMS) enables a testing lab to run super efficiently and EU funds real-time detection in food chain project. more...
COVID 19 CDC RT PCR Sequencing Milford Sin Hang Lee
A recently published peer-reviewed article reported significant errors with CDC's COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Author Sin Hang Lee, director at Connecticut's Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory is offering to re-test samples from high-death toll nursing homes using his protocol.  more...
Xpert Cepheid XDR-TB
Cepheid & FIND, has launched a rapid molecular profiling test that can diagnose a multi-drug resistant case of tuberculosis in 90 minutes. The Xpert MTB/XDR test runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert® systems and is seen as a critical step to ensuring early treatment for XDR TB patients.  more...
GSD NovaLisa NovaPrime ELISA
After excellent clinical performances during its first external validation at an acute care hospital in Brussels (Belgium),  the NovaLisa COVID-19 IgG and IgA ELISA test has been recommended for use by Belgium's Health Products Agency (FAMHP).  more...
OnGen LIMS COVID 19 testing
Premier Medical Laboratory Services can process up to 50,000 COVID-19 tests per day due to its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) supplied by OnGen. OnGen's LIMS works with any electronic medical record system and could drastically expand COVID-19 testing labs' workflow.  more...





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