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Latest Updates on COVID-19 Testing - Kits, Products, Services, Instrumentation


Is it Clean? Be Sure. ATP Testing & Sanitation

Is it Clean? Be Sure. ATP Testing & Sanitation

Fast and easy way to monitor the success of cleaning and disinfection procedures with MVP ICON® system.
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FDA Publish Performance Evaluation of EUA COVID-19 Antibody Tests 

FDA Publish Performance Evaluation of EUA COVID-19 Antibody Tests 

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. 
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Alpha Labs' COVID-19 Swabs Can Be Used with Alternative VTM

Alpha Labs' COVID-19 Swabs Can Be Used with Alternative VTM

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. 
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COVID-19: Sigma Virocult®- the VTM You Can Trust

COVID-19: Sigma Virocult<sup>®</sup>- the VTM You Can Trust

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.
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Making COVID-19 ELISA Testing Safer and Easier with Convenient Buffer Removal

Making COVID-19 ELISA Testing Safer and Easier with Convenient Buffer Removal

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. 
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FDA EUA for 3DMed Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction System and Associated Kits

FDA EUA for 3DMed Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction System and Associated Kits

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.
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A State-of-the-Art Mobile COVID-19 Testing Platform

A State-of-the-Art Mobile COVID-19 Testing Platform

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.
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Reliable Tracking for Large-Scale COVID-19 Testing Labs

Reliable Tracking for Large-Scale COVID-19 Testing Labs

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.
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New Leap Forward for SARS-CoV-2 Detection - Designed for Ultra Sensitive, High Throughout Testing

New Leap Forward for SARS-CoV-2 Detection - Designed for Ultra Sensitive, High Throughout Testing

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.
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ALS Expands A2LA Scope to Cover COVID-19 Surface Testing

ALS Expands A2LA Scope to Cover 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. 
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Beckman Coulter Ramps Up Capacity for CE-IVD COVID-19 Antibody Test 

Beckman Coulter Ramps Up Capacity for CE-IVD COVID-19 Antibody Test 

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. 
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Illumina Receives First FDA-EUA for a Seq-Based COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

Illumina Receives First FDA-EUA for a Seq-Based COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

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. 
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TBG's COVID-19 Test Portfolio Now Includes Rapid Antibody & FDA-EUA qPCR Kits

TBG's COVID-19 Test Portfolio Now Includes Rapid Antibody & FDA-EUA qPCR Kits

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.
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Date Published: 11th June 2020


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