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


This week: Pooling samples for COVID-19 testing gets a boost with US FDA's first EUA, CDC's test is criticised in a peer-reviewed article, a lab Information management system (LIMS) enables a testing lab to run super efficiently and EU funds real-time detection in food chain project. 

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CDC COVID-19 Test Kit is Error-Prone Says Director of US Public Health Lab

CDC COVID-19 Test Kit is Error-Prone Says Director of US Public Health Lab

A recently published peer-reviewed article reported significant errors with CDC's COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Author Sin Hang Lee, director at Connecticut's Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory is offering to re-test samples from high-death toll nursing homes using his protocol. 
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Cloud-Based System Allows COVID-19 Labs Massively Expand Workflow

Cloud-Based System Allows COVID-19 Labs Massively Expand Workflow

Premier Medical Laboratory Services can process up to 50,000 COVID-19 tests per day due to its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) supplied by OnGen. OnGen's LIMS works with any electronic medical record system and could drastically expand COVID-19 testing labs' workflow. 
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Pooling Samples for COVID-19 May be Best Step Forward

Pooling Samples for COVID-19 May be Best Step Forward

Asymptomatic people are a puzzle for testing regimes that want rapid testing in place to mitigate the economic effects of a pandemic. But pooling asymptomatic individuals samples on high-throughput qPCR systems are now encouraged after successful pooling regimes in Europe and Asia. 
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EU Food Funds Real-Time COVID-19 Detection Project

EU Food Funds Real-Time COVID-19 Detection Project

An automated platform that can detect the presence of viruses in food processing facilities in real-time has been given a massive boost by the EU's food innovation body (EIT). The test takes one hour to result and was developed by Eurofins, Microbion, SwissDeCode, IATA CSIC and UH. 
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