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1st September 2020  Product update: various sources as indicated

Latest Updates on COVID-19 Testing - Kits, Products, Services, Instrumentation - 1 Sept 2020


In this week’s COVID-19 updates: swabs and transport media for viruses; improved yield and quality of viral RNA, from nasal and throat swab samples; a new antigen test (to detect active infection of SARS-CoV-2 in patients) is granted an FDA-EUA; a test to distinguish between SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A & B and RSV; Flu diagnostics and, a SARS-CoV-2 kit with a PCR-Compatible Universal Buffer (PULB) which circumvents the need for extraction equipment and extraction kits/reagents.

Seasonal Flu and Coronavirus Identification

Seasonal Flu and Coronavirus Identification

Influenza and coronavirus are contagious respiratory illnesses. It may be difficult to tell the difference between them because some symptoms are similar and testing may be needed to confirm a diagnosis. 
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Swabs and Transport Media for COVID-19: In Stock Now, Ready to Ship

Swabs and Transport Media for COVID-19: In Stock Now, Ready to Ship

Make sure you have adequate stocks of swabs and transport media for viruses to ensure your COVID-19 testing service continues without disruption even when flu season starts. Vectornate USA has supplies ready to ship worldwide.
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Effective Buccal Swab RNA Extraction for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

Effective Buccal Swab RNA Extraction for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

The Chromatrap® Homogeniser Spin Column from Porvair Sciences has been adapted for COVID-19 to ensure an improved yield and quality of viral RNA from nasal and throat swab samples. 
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Abbott's Affordable BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Test Receives FDA Authorization

Abbott's Affordable BinaxNOW<sup>™</sup> COVID-19 Antigen Test Receives FDA Authorization

Abbott's new antigen test to detect an active infection of SARS-CoV-2 in patients has been granted an FDA-EUA. Abbott claim the test has shown excellent diagnostic accuracy in studies and is very affordable at just $5 per test. A digital health pass (QR code) is available as standard. 
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Flu, RSV and SARS-CoV-2 Winter Test Panel Now Available in Europe

Flu, RSV and SARS-CoV-2 Winter Test Panel Now Available in Europe

The genesig® Winterplex Test panel can distinguish between SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A & B and RSV, requiring just one sample from the patient. Primerdesign's original SARS-CoV-2 assay was one of the first to be recommended by WHO to detect the virus. 
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Universal Lysis Buffer Included in CE-IVD SARS-CoV-2 Kit 

Universal Lysis Buffer Included in CE-IVD SARS-CoV-2 Kit 

Curetis (OpGen) has received CE certification for its SARS-CoV-2 PCR assay. The kit includes a PCR-Compatible Universal Buffer (PULB), which they say can help laboratories avoid trying to source RNA extraction kits in short supply. 
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Date Published: 1st September 2020

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