Microbiology News : clinical, Oct 2020

COVID Antigen Lateral Flow Kit - CE Marked
The Proflow™ SARS-CoV-2 test is a qualitative lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) antigen in human nasopharyngeal samples with a sensitivity of 92.9% and specificity of 99.6% - samples available on request. more...
Antigen and antibody lateral flow COVID 19
WESAIL Biotech launches new COVID-19 Ag Test with 90% sensitivity, 98% specificity, LoD 8x102 TCID50/mL. COVID-19 CE-IVD 6 Min IgM/IgG Ab Test is also available with 99% specificity & ≥90% sensitivity. Choose individual or package of 20 tests (for different applications).  more...
COVID 19 and Flu Sample Collection and Transport
The new PrimeStore® MTM sample collection kit allows posting of COVID-19 & Flu samples. Due to its novel transport media that inactivates these viruses, it complies with UN 3373 packaging regulations and is also CE-marked, and FDA authorized.  more...
rapid antigen test for covid 19 for airports and schools
Siemens Healthineers has obtained CE-marking for CLINTEST; its 15-minute rapid antigen test for COVID-19. The test demonstrated 96.72 % sensitivity and 99.22 % specificity in a variety of settings, including college campuses and hospitals. more...
Antibodies and antigens for COVID -19 diagnostic development
A suite of SARS-CoV-2 mutant spike and nucleocapsid antigens and matched antibody pairs is now available from AMSBIO. Perfect for use in a wide range of different antibody and antigen detection methods, these are customizable and available in bulk. more...
wastewater testing for SARS CoV 2 covid 19 coronavirus
LuminUltra has proudly announced an innovative rapid on-site testing solution for SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater, which was developed in collaboration with Dalhousie University and Halifax Water.  more...
Reveal AST for high throughput testing from specific diagnostics
Specific Diagnostics has obtained CE-IVD marking for the Reveal antimicrobial susceptibility system (AST). The system allows high-throughput testing, is easy-to-use, and has an average turnaround time to result of 4.6 hours.  more...
borosilicate pharmaceutical glass vials for vaccine packaging
DWK will begin manufacturing vials that will be used by the UK’s Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) and its partners to ensure finished vaccines can be quickly transported to front line health services when they are available. more...
ccd camera and low noise cameras for qpcr in covid 19 testing
Atik Cameras, a provider of advanced scientific imaging solutions, has developed the new VS255 and VS825 cameras for use specifically with qPCR Instruments — the most commonly used systems for detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
In this week's updates: A new RT-PCR test that requires no RNA extraction step; new camera with high sensitivity and imaging recording of R-PCR fluorescent signals and a patent is filed for a new wastewater test kit for rapid on-site detection of SARS-CoV-2. more...
rna extraction free rt pcr test from biogx
BioGX has developed the Xfree® COVID-19 Direct RT-PCR test; an assay for COVID-19 diagnosis that has no RNA extraction step — requiring the user to Just Add Water™. BioGx has filed for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the US FDA. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
One-minute antibody test; US Gov kick-start rapid antigen test production; FDA authorize rapid test for influenza and COVID-19; Have your RNA extraction step automated!, a new collection of immunoassay RUO kits and info on China's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. more...
sars cov 2 immunoassay kits for research
Creative Diagnostics introduces SARS-CoV-2 immunoassay kits for direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens and antibodies. This kit is for Research Use Only (RUO). more...
point of care covid 19 test
Cue Health will begin manufacturing and deploying six million of its Cue COVID-19 point of care test after been awarded $481 Million from the US Department of Defense (DOD). The test is an isothermal nucleic acid amplification, providing results within 20 minutes to a smartphone.  more...
one minute covid 19 test
bioLytical Laboratories has obtained CE-Marking for its one-minute COVID-19 total antibody test. The test detects IgA, IgG and IgM SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a patient's whole blood, serum or plasma sample.  more...
anitgen test for influenza and covid 19 for Quidel sofia instrument
US FDA has authorized a three-way rapid antigen test that can simultaneously detect SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A & B in 15 minutes. Quidel's Sofia® 2 Flu + SARS Antigen FIA claims high diagnostic accuracy in patients within the first 5 days of the onset of symptoms. more...
making microbiology green
How replace and reuse practices in one lab resulted in 1670 tubes and 1300 loops being saved during a four-week period, a 43-kilogram reduction in waste. With £400 cost savings in plastic tubes, inoculation loops and cuvettes. more...
DNA RNA Extraction kit
Improve workflow and remove the danger of unbalanced centrifuges and the hassle of overbooked machines with QuickGene semi- and fully-automated DNA & RNA extraction instruments. Perfect for PCR Testing or other downstream applications.  more...
automated reading of clinical microbiology tests
BIOMIC V3 is an open system utilizing digital imaging to automate the reading and CLSI/EUCAST interpretation of clinical microbiology tests and QC from various manufacturers. BIOMIC V3 provides a digital record of test results and high-resolution images. more...
chromogenic media for candida auris from chromagar
CHROMagar™ Candida Plus is a unique medium to differentiate C. auris from other Candida spp. - with 100 % specificity and sensitivity for C. auris strains, it is the perfect tool for investigation of outbreaks. Plus, win an iPad! more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: New winter virus kits to detect SARS-CoV-2, Influenza and RSV; fully-automated instruments take the burden off high-capacity testing labs; FDA authorizes saliva test, and a pharma company offers every covid test imaginable.  more...
covid-19 pool testing software
A currently available pool-testing software for COVID-19 testing labs can increase testing capacity x 30, using existing resources. The LOMT, from Jetware can be used with LIS/LIMS software and is available through Microsoft and Amazon web services. more...
Digital calibration MAS-100 air samplers
MBV AG has launched the MAS-100 Regulus® digital anemometer for compliant calibration and adjustment of the air flow of MAS-100 microbial air samplers. more...
rapid covid 19 antigen tests for saliva and nasal
Vivera has launched 2 new COVID-19 antigen test kits to its diagnostic portfolio. The rapid COVx-RDA test kits, take saliva or nasal specimens with results in 10 minutes. This now allows Vivera to equip labs with a full range of COVID-19 tests, that already include RT-PCR and serology.  more...
ce marked covid 19 antigen test kit to detect sars cov 2
BD has obtained CE-marking for its 15-minute COVID-19 antigen test. The test is designed for use on its Veritor™ Plus System; a point-of-care platform, slightly larger than a mobile phone, that also facilitates testing for other respiratory viruses, i.e. Influenza & RSV.  more...
college testing for covid 19
An FDA authorized RT-LAMP test kit that detects SARS-CoV-2 in 30 minutes is currently in use at campuses across the US. The kit was developed by Detectachem, a supplier of threat detection technologies to security agencies in the US.  more...
COVID-19 saliva test is fda eua
Quadrant Biosciences' Clarifi COVID-19 diagnostic, which detects SARS-CoV-2 in patient's saliva has obtained FDA-EUA. The salvia collection device contains an RNA stabilizing solution to prevent mucus & saliva enzyme degradation before analysis.  more...
rapid test kit for sars cov 2 flu and rsv
The US FDA has authorized Cepheid's Xpert® Xpress SARS-CoV-2/Flu/RSV kit. The kit can detect all of these respiratory viruses in approximately 36 minutes from one patient sample. CE-IVD availability is expected in November.  more...
automated flu rsv and covid workstation
The BioGx high-throughput RT-PCR test that detects SARS-CoV-2, Flu, and RSV is now CE-marked. The test runs on the BD Max™ System, a sample-to-answer workflow that is entirely automated; from RNA extraction, right through to detection.  more...
Rapid antigen tests
One hundred & twenty million rapid antigen tests from Abbott and SD Biosensor are to be deployed to low-to-medium income countries as part of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator programme. The cost of each unit is just $5.  more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week's updates: Only one SARS-CoV-2 transport medium shows 100% efficacy in study; new test reader delivers quantitative and qualitative results for immunity monitoring; WHO approve two rapid tests for LMIC and our special on Flu & COVID-19 testing.  more...
ce marked winter multiplex test kit for sars cov 2 and flu and rsv
The newly CE-marked VIASURE® Winter Multiplex kit is one of the first, true multiplex kits for the simultaneous detection of SARS-CoV-2, Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus in a single well. more...
Transport media primestore MTM inactivates SARS Cov 2
In a recent study carried out by Public Health England (PHE) to evaluate the efficacy of 23 transport medium reagents used to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 during sample collection and transport, the PrimeStore® MTM was the only one with total inactivation.  more...