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23rd June 2020  Content supplied by: various sources as indicated

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


With so many scientists working on COVID 19 diagnostics and vaccine development, we've brought together, here, the week's latest developments.

Don't forget to check out the latest kits, standards, and controls at our Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2): Test Kits to Detect the Causative Agent of COVID-19 Test Method Guide

Chembio Loses FDA EUA for Antibody Test Due to Higher Than Expected False Results

Chembio Loses FDA EUA for Antibody Test Due to Higher Than Expected False Results

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. 
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Chinese 'Allowed List' of NMPA Approved CE-IVD & US FDA EUA COVID-19 Test Kit Suppliers

Chinese 'Allowed List' of NMPA Approved CE-IVD & US FDA EUA COVID-19 Test Kit Suppliers

The China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) are constantly updating their 'allowed list' of COVID-19 test kit vendors who they have given approval for export. You can download the most recent list here. 
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Rapid Antibody Testing Against COVID-19: High Sensitivity & Specificity 

Rapid Antibody Testing Against COVID-19: High Sensitivity & Specificity

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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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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ChromaCode's High-definition COVID-19 qPCR test is now FDA-EUA

ChromaCode's High-definition COVID-19 qPCR test is now FDA-EUA

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. 
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AMSBIO Launch Better Specific-Antibody Binding COVID-19 Products 

AMSBIO Launch Better Specific-Antibody Binding COVID-19 Products

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.
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Quidel Receives Amended FDA-EUA for Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Diagnostic Assay 

Quidel Receives Amended FDA-EUA for Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Diagnostic Assay

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. 
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Danish Robots Assist Hard-Pressed Laboratory Technicians with COVID-19 Testing 

Danish Robots Assist Hard-Pressed Laboratory Technicians with COVID-19 Testing

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. 
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LGC SeraCare Expands SARS-CoV-2 Serology Offering with 11-Member, Positive-Patient Performance Panel

LGC SeraCare Expands SARS-CoV-2 Serology Offering with 11-Member, Positive-Patient 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. 
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How to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Aerosols Using Environmental Air Sampler

How to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Aerosols Using Environmental 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.
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Date Published: 23rd June 2020


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