Microbiology News : clinical, Jun 2020

Swabs from MWE for the best results
Capture, maintain and release - that's all a swab has to do but there are a range of different swab materials and different transport systems. Browse through some of the options in our rapidmicrobiology special focus on swabs, covering applications in clinical and food sectors. more...
GenePro SARS CoV 2 FDA EUA Genecurix
The GenePro SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test, developed by Gencurix (South Korea), has received FDA-EUA. The kit can work on a varitey of PCR instruments and has been designed to work on 384-well plates, quadrupling standard runs.  more...
AVACTA Affimer COVID 19
Avacta and Cytiva, who are developing a point-of-care COVID-19 antigen detection test, are pleased with early performance data and claim the test can detect the virus' spike protein within the clinical range found in the saliva of COVID-19 patients.  more...
Find latest tests for SARS-CoV-2
This week, Campden BRI have developed a clever way of testing the effectiveness of cleaning for SARS-CoV-2, Avacta announce early data on antigen test and WeSail Biotech launch their COVID-19 antibody test with free samples for the industry.  more...
COVID19 Colloidal Gold IgMIgG antibody test
WESAIL Biotech launches IgM/IgG Antibody COVID-19 Test Kit with 99% specificity and ≥90% sensitivity. It is used for the qualitative detection of IgM/IgG antibody in human whole blood/serum/plasma samples and indicates recent and previous infections in one single test. more...
Nasopharyngeal swabs with viral transport media
CavSwab™ nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal flocked swabs can be used with MedSchenker™ Smart Transport Medium for specimen collection, transport, maintenance and long term freeze storage of viruses (including SARS-CoV-2), chlamydia, mycoplasma and ureaplasma. more...
US FDA COVID 19 Antibody Test
The US FDA has sent out warning letters to several companies who are illegally marketing COVID-19 serology kits as FDA approved and for also using the FDA logo on kits. FDA are encouraging health care professionals and consumers to report any concerns on quality to the FDA's MedWatch. more...
Swabs for sample collection and transportation
Alpha Laboratories has the expertise to respond to unique requirements and can help you choose the right swab to preserve your sample and protect your staff.  more...
The China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) are constantly updating their 'allowed' of COVID-19 test kit vendors who they have given approval for export. You can download the most recent list here.  more...
The US FDA have revoked an EUA given to Chembio for its COVID-19 serology test. Data submitted by Chembio and an independent study found the DPP COVID-19 IgM/IgG System showed a higher rate of false results that outweighed it's benefit to COVID-19 testing regimes.  more...
AccuSet SARS CoV 2 Performance Panel
LGC SeraCare has launched AccuSet™ SARS-CoV-2 Performance Panel; an out-of-the-box solution to provide confidence, mitigate sourcing challenges and accelerate antibody assay development, validation, verification and onboarding.  more...
Find latest tests for SARS-CoV-2

Find which antibody test has EUA removed, plus ultra-sensitive PCR kits, latest kits to gain EUA, robotic systems for high sample throughput and materials for evaluating SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests.

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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.

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ChromaCode HDPCR COVID 19
Chromacode's high-definition multiplex technology is now used to detect SARS-CoV-2. The HDPCR™ SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time PCR Assay is now FDA-EUA, allows high-throughput testing and runs on standard qPCR instruments with no on-site training required.  more...
AMSBio SARS CoV 2 Spike Protein Research
Adding to its ever-expanding COVID-19 portfolio which includes recombinant proteins, antibodies, inhibitor screening kits, ​AMSBIO has launched a new range of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Products to be used in immunocapture, cell-stimulating, flow cytometry applications, ELISA assays and biopanning. more...
Quidel SOFIA COVID FDA EUA Antigen
Quidel's Sofia® SARS Antigen FIA, the first FDA-Emergency Use Authorized COVID-19 Antigen test, is now allowed to run on both of Quidel's Point-of-Care instruments; the Sofia 1 & 2. The instruments provide a result within 15 minutes.  more...
flowbot ONE COVID 19
Flowbot ONE, a Danish designed robot is becoming popular in Europe and Australia, where clinical laboratories are putting it to use in manipulating multiple live samples of SARS-CoV-2 simultaneously for analysis, potentially removing risk to personnel and error from the process.  more...
EUROIMMUN, a PerkinElmer Company, has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2 assay. more...
High Sensitivity qPCR 1Step COVID-19
PCR Biosystems' 4x RT-qPCR kit enables ultra-sensitive, high-throughput detection of viral RNA sequences, the new kit allows users to add more sample to their reactions to boost analytical sensitivity, even when working with small volume reactions. more...
Access IgG COVID 19 CE mark Beckman Coulter
Beckman Coulter has received CE-marking for its Access SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay. The serology test detects IgG antibodies targeting the receptor-binding domain of the spike protein and has confirmed 100% sensitivity and 99.8% specificity. Beckman Coulter can now manufacture 30 million tests per month.  more...
ALS A2LA COVID 19 Surface testing
ALS, the international provider of lab services, has added surface testing for SARS-COV-2 to its US labs. ALS is one of the first to be accredited for this type of test by A2LA. The customer swabs their surfaces and sends this on to A2LA for testing.  more...
OPTI IDEXX COVID 19 RT PCR CE EUA
OPTI Medical Systems (IDEXX Laboratories) has received CE-marking for its FDA-EUA OPTI® SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test kit. OPTI Medical was also awarded FDA-EUA for OPTI DNA/RNA Magnetic Bead Kit for nucleic acid extraction: Allowing OPTI to provide labs with a complete COVID-19 testing solution.  more...
Illumina COVIDSeq FDA EUA
The Illumina COVIDSeq™ Test is the first sequencing-based method to detect SARS-CoV-2 awarded EUA from the US FDA. It allows high-throughput testing, accommodating up to 3,072 samples per run on the NovaSeq™ 6000 Sequencing System & returns results in 24 hours.  more...
ExProbe SARS-CoV-2 TBG FDA EUA
TBG Diagnostics Ltd (TDL), a global molecular diagnostics company with its manufacturing hub based in Taiwan, has been awarded US FDA-EUA for its CE-marked ExProbe™ SARS-CoV-2 Test Kit. TDL also has a CE-marked SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Kit with a result turnaround of 15 minutes. more...
Don Whitley Contract Lab
This new DWS video presents an introduction to their GLP compliant contract microbiology research laboratories, providing services from routine analysis/quality control to substantial research and development programmes. more...
Products for SARS-CoV-2 Testing
Latest developments for COVID-19 testing - PCR kits, Serology kits, Liquid Handling Automation more...
Roche Elecsys IL-6 test FDA EUA
Roche has received FDA-EUA for its Elecsys IL-6 test that warns clinicians their patients are at risk of severe inflammatory response due to COVID-19. The test measures levels of biomarker interleukin 6 (IL-6), which at high levels is known as a 'Cytokine Storm', that can be fatal. more...
Clinical Setting
Fast and easy way to monitor the success of cleaning and disinfection procedures with MVP ICON® system. more...
FDA EUA COVID Antibody CDC Perfomance
The US CDC, in collaboration with NIH, BARDA, FDA & DoD has performed evaluation studies on FDA- EUA COVID-19 Antibody test kits. Links to supplier pages with contact info, news articles and instruction booklets are provided on this page.  more...
Eurofins Technologies announces the launch of INgezim COVID 19 DR kits, a serology-based total antibody (IgG, IgA and IgM) detection ELISA assay (open platform) for indirect diagnostic of past exposure to COVID-19.With an incubation time of 75 minutes and no requirement for sample pre-dilution. more...
OMEGA COVID 19 Mag Bind
Omega Bio-tek Launches a New Viral RNA Extraction Kit for COVID-19 Testing with Production Capacity for 6 Million Tests A Month. The new magnetic bead-based extraction kit is adaptable to most liquid handling platforms for scalable, high-throughput purification. more...
CORIOLIS SARS CoV 2 Air Sampler
As the world moves into the next phase of COVID-19 pandemic control the challenging task of re-opening public spaces without compromising public safety requires science-based surety. Bertin Technologies can help with the Coriolis Air Sampler + RT-PCR platform that collects and detects SARS-CoV-2. more...
Alpha Swabs COVID19
Alpha lab's swabs meet UK Government guidelines for COVID-19 sampling. They are manufactured in ISO class 8 or higher cleanroom conditions, under an ISO:13485 accredited quality system, certified free of PCR inhibitors, human DNA, RNase, DNase and pyrogens and sterilized by irradiation or EtO.  more...
MWE COVID19 Sigma Virocult VTM
MWE's Virocult® medium has shown to be completely reliable on molecular platforms, whether PCR or antigen, as well as the gold standard cell culture methods. A recent study shows it's possible to test directly from Sigma Virocult® medium using RT-qPCR without extraction. more...
COVID-19 ELISA
As the SARS-CoV-2 virus matures within the community, serology testing has ramped up. ELISA kits are a mainstay in clinical laboratory and this aspiration system can avoid unneccesary mistakes and is simple and ready-to-use.  more...
ANDiS350 Nucleic Acid Extraction System
When the ANDiS®350 Nucleic Acid Extraction System is used with 3DMed's 2019-nCov nucleic acid detection kits (ANDiS SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A&B RT-qPCR Detection Kit and ANDiS SARS-CoV-2 RT-qPCR Detection Kit), the detection sensitivity will be higher and the results more accurate. more...
Tangen Bio Lab Ware COVID 19
A mobile platform for COVID-19 testing has been developed through a Tangen BioSciences and LabWare partnership. The rapid portable test and disease surveillance kit will be used in drive-up test centres and assisted-living premises to provide rapid results to patients and CDC. more...
Ziath COVID 19 test trace isolate
To assist labs involved with the essential RT-PCR assay part of the “test, trace and isolate” strategy for dealing with the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic – Ziath has introduced two optimized packages for reliable tracking of patient samples submitted for Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. more...