Microbiology News : clinical, May 2020

With the CXT 353, researchers can work more safely and efficiently with samples containing infectious viruses like COVID-19. more...
AFYS3G has a unique way to guarantee the absolute traceability of your laboratory consumables: laser-based marking systems. more...
The robust Push Cap Decapper CP620 from Micronic enables labs tasked with opening multiple sample storage tubes to achieve significant productivity gains. more...
Abbott has released an interim analysis from independent studies being carried out on its ID NOW™ COVID-19 test, as per FDA instructions. Results, so far show the test has a high sensitivity and specificity in the early days of symptoms onset.  more...
The U.S. FDA is supporting the agency’s evaluation of diagnostic tests for COVID-19 by providing a SARS-CoV-2 reference panel. The panel is available to commercial and laboratory developers who are interacting with the FDA through the pre-emergency use authorization (EUA) process. more...
Charles River rapid sterility
The world needs pharma and biotech organizations to respond to public health crises faster than ever. As production timelines shorten and approvals are fast-tracked, the industry must be able to release products as quickly and safely as possible.  more...
Avacta has partnered with Cytiva (formerly GE Healthcare Life Sciences) to develop a rapid lateral flow assay to detect antigens of SARS-CoV-2, for the consumer market. Sales, marketing and distribution firm Medusa19, say they see the kit being used at airports and businesses looking to reopen.  more...
The US FDA has instructed a large cohort of COVID-19 serology test manufacturers not to distribute kits until they have complied with mandatory guidelines, which include submitting an FDA-EUA application, within a certain time-frame and/or not addressing issues on tests validaity. more...
Thermo Fisher produces Viral Transport Media (VTM)  that complies with US requirements for COVID-19 sample collection and have signed a contract with the government, allowing Thermo Fisher to expand and scale-up production capacity to 8 million per week.  more...
PrimeStore VTM COVID19
The PrimeStore® MTM COVID-19 sample collection device that inactivates viral RNA is in high demand and its manufacturer EKF Diagnostics has secured contracts and have doubled manufacturing capacity in the US and repurposed EU plants to meet demand.  more...
Baker SterilGARD
Baker have donated a SterilGARD® e3 biological safety cabinet to Seeding Labs to support the public health efforts of Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Malawi's COVID-19 response. more...
Suppliers of SARsCoV2 antibodies PCR kits poc
Browse through products for SARS-CoV-2 detection - for clinical, for RUO, for environmental monitoring - surfaces, wastewater, air, robotic liquid handling for RT-qPCR, quality control reagents and standards, one-step RT-qPCR kti, antigens and monoclonal antibodies etc.... more...
Puritan COVID Flock Swabs
Puritan’s 'FDA Preferred' HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® swabs are highly sophisticated diagnostic tools. Their tips, handles and materials are ideally suited for COVID-19 testing. Puritan's foam and polyester swabs are also FDA listed as substitutes for flock. more...
Sino GeoVax COVID Vaccine
To address this global public health crisis, unprecedented efforts are being made to study the culprit virus, SARS-CoV-2. Sino Biological is working to develop rapid diagnostic reagents, vaccines, and therapies against this virus. more...
WHO FIND COVID19 Test
The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics (FIND), have carried out independent studies on several PCR-based COVID-19 tests and have released clinical specificity and sensitivity results to the science community.   more...
COVID-19 ELISA Tests
EUROIMMUN offers the EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2 for sensitive direct virus detection, as well as ELISAs based on spike protein domain S1 (IgG, IgA) or modified nucleocapsid protein (IgG). The IgG ELISAs demonstrate specificities of 99.6% and 99.8%. more...
QC and RUO IVD Controls for SARS-CoV-2
Validate all stages of a molecular assay - extraction, reverse transcription, amplification, and detection with Microbiologics' new SARS-CoV-2 Process Control (RUO). An IVD control with the RdRp, S, E, and N gene targets is also now available. more...
What to do if you dont have any nasopharyngeal swabs
In this video, Norman Sharples, COPAN Diagnostics’ CEO runs through alternatives to collecting a nasopharyngeal specimen with a flocked swab for COVID-19 diagnosis. more...
SOLIScript 1-step RT-qPCR CoV Kit
SOLIScript® 1-step CoV Kit from Solis BioDyne is optimized for highly sensitive detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral RNA by one-step real-time RT-PCR (RT-qPCR). Reagents are stable at room temperature enabling easy ice-free shipping and reaction set-up. more...
viral extraction COVID-19 detection kits
From food diagnostics to human diagnostics – we demonstrate the versatility of our PCR methods, our ability to adapt quickly to unexpected situations and our underlying philosophy: testing is of utmost importance, particularly in times of crises. more...
Sino SARS 2 Antigens Antibody
To support COVID-19 Research, Sino Biological has developed a collection of antigens and monoclonal antibodies. These reagents have supported hundreds of research groups around the globe for their vaccine and antibody development works.  more...
MIC test strip
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the Lefamulin 0.016-256 MTS™ (MIC Test Strip), a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Lefamulin. more...
COVID 19 Coronavirus ProGnosis Biotech
ProGnosis Biotech has developed reliable antibody tests for COVID-19 with excellent specificity and sensitivity, as proven by clinical performance studies. An accurate diagnostic tool that can detect whether an individual has been infected with the virus. more...
Abbott ID NOW FDA investigation
Abbott's ID NOW™ COVID-19 test goes under FDA's microscope after the US regulatory body received 15 adverse event reports suggesting inaccuracies. Abbott will conduct the study, involving 150 COVID-19 positive samples from a variety of clinical settings and promise to improve the test. more...
cPass COVID19
Duke-NUS Medical School, GenScript Biotech Corporation and the Diagnostics Development Hub (DxD) have developed a rapid high-throughput assay that can detect neutralizing antibodies in one hour, without the need of live biological materials and biocontainment facility. more...
Chromogenic media Serratia marcescens
Serratia marcescens are implicated in nosocomial infections. Continuous surveillance demands effective recovery of clinical isolates and environmental samples.  CHROMagar™ has developed CHROMagar Serratia, the first chromogenic medium designed specifically to detect Serratia marcescens. more...
How to test for SARS-CoV-2 in wastwater
The Innovaprep white paper describes how the Concentrating Pipette (CP) Select™ can be used to concentrate SARS-CoV-2 virus from wastewater, detecting at very low concentrations from about 10 copies per 100 mls. of influent to 120 copies per 100 liters of effluent. more...
SHERLOCK
The Sherlock™ CRISPR SARS-CoV-2 kit can provide results in one hour and has recently been granted EUA from the FDA. The kit works by programming a CRISPR molecule to detect SARS-CoV-2 and when found its enzyme is activated and releases a detectable signal. more...
GeminiMoxi
Gemini Bioproducts has announced its effort to help support COVID-19 research by prioritising products and services to assist its customers in four key areas: (1) cell culture, (2) viral harvesting and transport, (3) research tools, and (4) analytical instruments. more...
Lentivirus
AMSBIO has extended its COVID-19 research portfolio with the introduction of a service to provide custom lentivirus pseudotyped with spike glycoprotein from SARS-CoV-2 to help researchers identify potential targets for the development of therapeutic drugs and vaccines. more...
automated tube filling
With the ability to fill up to 1000 test tubes per hour, the XY Tube and Bottle Filler, is fast becoming a mainstay in COVID-19 testing laboratories, as they begin to scale up to meet demand. It is the only instrument on the market that has an open system with flexibility for most racks. more...
COVID19Lets
The LetsGetChecked twin-track COVID-19 testing kit, which complies with WHO diagnostics protocols, are scaling up production of its kits in the US and EU. It's at-home-health-test version, is awaiting FDA authorization. more...
LabElite
As part of Hamiltons aid in fighting the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic; it is fast-tracking orders on products used to research the virus. They have now added the hands-free LabElite DeCapper and I.D. Capper products; which automate tube capping, protects users from infection and prevents contamination.  more...
MagEx StARlet
Hamilton's MagEx STARlet automated workstation has been pre-scripted with Zymo Research's Quick-DNA/RNA™ Viral MagBead Kit. This now provides a fully automated SARS-CoV-2 sample handling workflow which includes sample extraction, purification and processing.  more...
Bobcat
Evidence exists that SARS-COV-2 travels in aerosols and without a proactive monitoring program in place, there is a risk to public health. Innovaprep provides suitable portable devices that can rapidly detect pathogens at low levels in air, liquid and surfaces in the community. more...
Elecsys
Roche’s Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunoassay has a specificity higher than 99.8% and sensitivity of 100% (14 Days post-PCR confirmation). It runs on cobas e analysers and can give a result in approx. 18 minutes for one single test, with a test throughput of up to 300 tests/hour. more...
HP1000
Intense Engineering has launched its HSP-1000, a fully-automated, purpose-built clinical/diagnostic platform for fast, safe and accurate COVID-19 sample tube testing. more...
Bio-Rad's Platelia SARS-CoV-2 Total Ab assay has been granted FDA-EUA. Clinical evaluation of the SARS-CoV-2 Total Ab test has demonstrated diagnostic specificity of more than 99 per cent and diagnostic sensitivity of 98 percent. more...
COVID-19 Serology Test
Strategic partnership with Autobio Diagnostics Co., Ltd enables Hardy Diagnostics to become exclusive U.S. supplier of a new rapid, one-step lateral flow assay that detects IgM and IgG antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. more...