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Latest Updates on COVID-19 Testing - Kits, Products, Services, Instrumentation - 1 June 2021


WHO and Switzerland Launch Global BioHub for Pathogen Storage, Sharing and Analysis

WHO and Switzerland Launch Global BioHub for Pathogen Storage, Sharing and Analysis

The World Health Organization has set up a biobank facility in Switzerland to store SARS-CoV-2 genomes and enable countries to share biological materials through a central location. The BioHub will expand to other pathogens in the future, other than SARS-CoV-2. 
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FDA Authorize Radio Frequency-Based Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test

FDA Authorize Radio Frequency-Based Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test

Qorvo Biotechnologies has entered the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics market with a point-of-care assay that uses a Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) immunosensor detection platform. The test has been granted EUA from the US FDA.
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FDA Issue Class I Recall on Lepu Medical Rapid COVID-19 Tests

FDA Issue Class I Recall on Lepu Medical Rapid COVID-19 Tests

The US FDA has issued a warning to the public not to use the Lepu Medical Rapid Antigen Test for SARS-CoV-2. The manufacturer has recalled approx 9 million antibody tests and 250,000 antigen tests. 
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WHO Create New Naming System for SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Interest and Concern

WHO Create New Naming System for SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Interest and Concern

The World Health Organization has created a new naming system for SARS-CoV-2 variants of interest (VOI) and variants of concern (VOC). The system will use the letters alpha, beta, and gamma from the Greek alphabet.
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Date Published: 1st June 2021