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EKF introduces accurate quantitative COVID-19 antibody test kit

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that it has introduced one of the first tests to precisely measure levels of COVID-19 neutralizing antibodies in individuals. Unlike other antibody tests, the Kantaro COVID-SeroKlir SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody test kit determines both the presence and specific quantities of human IgG antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This enables a broad range of COVID-19 applications...


Advances in Microplate Technology at SLAS 2021

Porvair Sciences will exhibit its latest specialist microplates and microplate instrumentation at the forthcoming SLAS 2021 Digital International Conference and Exhibition (January 25-27th 2021). Microplates product manager - Krzysztof Kielmann commented "A particular focus of our virtual exhibit will be specialist microplates and instrumentation for labs supporting the global COVID-19 testing effort....


Merck Expands Life Science Production Capacities in the United States

Merck, a leading science and technology company, has announced the broadening of its manufacturing footprint with a combined €40 million investment at its production facilities in Danvers, Massachusetts, and Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA. These sites supply critical products to customers developing lifesaving therapies, including Covid-19 vaccines, as well as provide products and services for biopharmaceutical manufacturing...


HALIX Signs Agreement with AstraZeneca for Commercial Manufacture of COVID-19 Vaccine

HALIX B.V. signed an agreement with AstraZeneca AB for large-scale commercial drug substance manufacture of AZD1222, the adenovirus vector-based COVID-19 vaccine. Under the agreement, HALIX will provide commercial manufacturing of drug substance at its state-of-the-art cGMP facility at the Leiden Bio Science Park in the Netherlands. To meet the increased demand, HALIX expands with two additional viral vector production lines....


SLS and Eppendorf to supply ultra-low temperature freezers for UK COVID-19 vaccines

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) and leading international life sciences company Eppendorf have been chosen to provide ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers for the country’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines. SLS – the UK's largest independent supplier of chemicals, laboratory equipment and consumables – was awarded a contract by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to equip two central storage sites and 54 regional hubs with the vital laboratory equipment required for safe and secure storage of the newly developed vaccine....


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Fusion Antibodies and Queen’s University Belfast Receive Invest Northern Ireland Grant to Boost Research and Development for COVID-19 Antibodies
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Marinomed Biotech AG announces clinical trial at Swansea University Medical School to investigate efficacy of Carragelose in preventing COVID-19 infections
Pandemic to delay cancer advances by nearly 18 months, researchers fear
Tecan offers increased sensitivity for qPCR of low input and degraded samples
Heparan Sulfate Products for COVID-19 Infection, Disease & Therapeutics Research
COVID-19 testing pioneer named as a BioBusiness Mover and Shaker
Avacta Group plc announces SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test update

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