Microbiology News : clinical

MagsiNa Pathogens Kit
AMS Biotechnology's MagSi-NA Pathogens Kit can extract RNA/DNA from serum, plasma, oropharyngeal swab / nasopharyngeal swab, and any other respiratory samples in 30 minutes in a simple easy-to-use format. more...
The BioMedomic's point-of-care IgM-IgG Combined Antibody Test for COVID-19, which was previously used by the Chinese CDC, will now be made available in the US after the FDA changed their guidelines.  more...
COVID-19 test kits QC standards
rapidmicrobiology.com have compiled a full list of Covid-19 diagnostics (PCR, Immunoassays), QC standards and controls, automated workstations plus components for assay development. Each entry will provide contact information on the manufacturer. more...
SpeciSafe
SpeciSafe® packs available from Alpha Laboratories Ltd provide a safe, convenient, economical and compliant transport solution for COVID-19 samples. The all-in-one leak-proof secondary packaging solution with built-in absorbent protects and separates. more...
The US FDA has granted BioGX Emergency Use Authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 Reagent kit that runs on the fully automated BD MAX™ System. The test takes nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab samples, can run 24 at a time, and returns a result in under 3 hours.  more...
MicrosenDx COVID19 Rapid Test
MicrosensDx is delighted to announce that data from a clinical study which validated its RapiPrep® COVID-19 clinical diagnostic test has been accepted for publication.
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The adapted version of the software will feature a cloud-based electronic observation module complete with patient trackers and ward whiteboard tools that are attuned to COVID-19 patients and will be able to identify the most critical, frail or deteriorating patients quickly. more...
Chembio Diagnostics COVID-19 Antibody Detection kit provides IgM/igG counts in 15 minutes from a simple finger prick blood sample. The test is run on Chembio's MicroReader 1 and MicroReader 2 analyzers. more...
The US Food and Drug Administration has recommended the use of synthetic controls from Twist Bioscience. Users should be aware of potential differences between the sequences these synthetic genomic materials are based on and the current circulating SARS-CoV-2 in the US. more...
GermFree, has begun building its mobile and modular high-containments laboratories to areas performing COVID-19 research. The turn-key  units are BSL-3+ and designed to withstand harsh conditions, as was shown in its involvement in the MERS outbreak. more...
BIOTECON COVID19
BIOTECON Diagnostics' new Magnetic Preparation Kit VI which allows for high-volume, rapid viral RNA extraction. This works hand-in-hand with the Acu-Corona 2.0/3.0 Real-time PCR Kits to accurately detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus and therefore support mass diagnostic efforts. more...
With reports of high false-negative rates in COVID-19 testing and the blind-buying of test equipment from China, the requirement to validate the test is of utmost importance. Meridian Bioscience has announced the availability of its VLP-RNA Extraction Control to validate your analysis.  more...
Scientistsonstandby
BioStrata, is looking for qualified scientists specialising in reverse transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (rt-PCR), immunoassays and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) to volunteer in COVID-19 testing. Register your interest now.  more...
A research team with a saliva based test detecting presence of SARS-CoV-2 in patients are looking for partners with backing and expertise to bring the test to market. more...
Bosch Vivalytic COVID19
Bosch Healthcare and Randox Laboratories have partnered to develop a rapid fully automated diagnostic test that can differentiate between 10 respiratory pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A & B. The device can run ten tests a day and has a 2.5-hour result turnaround.  more...
DreamPrep
Zymo Research has announced a partnership with Tecan to launch a ready-to-go processing solution to streamline viral DNA/RNA extraction from nasopharyngeal swabs, oropharyngeal swabs, saliva, sputum, plasma, and serum. more...
qPCRBIO Probe 1
PCR Biosystems has announced it has upscaled its daily production of its qPCRBIO Probe 1-Step-Go kit that will facilitate COVID-19 testing labs to carry out 4 million reactions per day. The kit includes the reverse transcriptase reagent along with the necessary probes.  more...
BioSearch Technologies, the custom primer design arm of LGC, has announced its primer and probe set for CDC RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel has passed CDC testing and is now available. The kit costs $0.23 per reaction. more...
ATCC has announced its SARS-CoV-2 portfolio for assay developers and users. This includes reference materials; synthetic constructs, standards and also Vero cell lines for vaccine development, which are known to propagate SARS-CoV-2. more...
CanSinoBIO and the Institute of Bioengineering saved time during development by using Sartorius’ BIOSTAT® STR single-use bioreactor system for the upstream preparation of the recombinant vaccine. more...
 LGC's SeraCare Life Sciences is expanding production of their novel COVID-19 reference materials to include high titer stocks that serve as a valuable tool for diagnostic manufacturers.   more...
Dynex Technologies, Inc., has announced that it is actively working with leading ELISA test kit manufacturers, distributor partners and end-user Clinical Labs requesting assistance on implementation and automation of novel COVID-19 ELISA tests. more...
RapiPrep COVID19
MicrosensDx has announced the launch its fast and safe RapiPrep®COVID-19 molecular test for research use in the detection of RNA from the SARS-Cov-2 virus in sputum, throat and nose swab. A CE-marked version is expected in April. more...
AirBio Duo
With dual heads, and bluetooth connectivity, the TRIO.BASmicrobial air sampler from Orum International is ideally suited for applications where a large number of tests are performed in different environments whilst meeting quality standards and QM/GMP. more...
The Genesig® COVID-19 qPCR assay has been validated on Bruker-Hain's GenoXtract 12 DNA/RNA extraction system and the GenoXtract (GXT) automated nucleic acid extraction devices. It is CE-IVD, and FDA EUA marked.  Bruker is now distributing this product on behalf of makers Primer Design.  more...
EUROIMMUN, a Perkin Elmer company, announce CE-marking for its ELISA COVID-19 antibody detection kits. EUROIMMUN has also developed a qPCR kit for detection of SARS-CoV-2. A CE-IVD application has been submitted for this product and is currrently for RUO in EEA but has FDA-EUA. more...
PerkinElmer has announced that the FDA has provided EUA for the Company’s New Coronavirus RT-PCR test. The kit which detects ORF1ab and N genes is also CE-IVD marked.  more...
Abbott's FDA-EUA marked COVID-19 test can provide positive results in 5 minutes and negative results in 13 minutes. The test takes nasal, throat or nasopharyngeal specimens, and detects the RdRp gene in the viral RNA. Abbott says they will be able to produce 5 million tests a month.  more...
Ziath Mirage
The Ziath DataPaq™ Mirage Rack Scanner accepts all SBS-format tube racks, easy scanning of coded sample tubes, even when wearing cryoprotective or anti-contamination clothing, with easy set-up, straight out of the box, with only a few minutes needed to install the application software. more...
Assist Plus
INTEGRA’s Australian distributor, BioTools, has partnered with Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology to support COVID-19 testing using the ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot, helping the team to increase sample processing capacity and fast track COVID-19 assay development while reducing manual processing. more...