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LGC continues to innovate SARS-CoV-2 Quality Solutions to now include the S gene

The newly launched Version 2 Verification Panel, and Reference Material Kit, offer expanded genome coverage over the products first launched in March to now include the S gene region. As testing priorities shift from molecular to serological, LGC SeraCare also plans to expand their product offering to antibody controls in continued support of public health efforts against COVID-19. LGC SeraCare’s proprietary AccuPlex technology mimics wild-type pathogenic viruses, but is safe, non-infectious, and replication deficient...


Rapid, High-Throughput COVID-19 Sample Processing Enabled by Hamilton's MagEx STARlet and Zymo Research's Quick-DNA/RNA™ Viral MagBead Kit

Hamilton Company and Zymo Research Corporation have announced that the MagEx STARlet assay ready workstation is now available pre-scripted with the Quick-DNA/RNA™ Viral MagBead Kit protocol to extract pure DNA/RNA from the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. The jointly developed automated solution offers significant advantages compared to manual processing of samples via traditional time-consuming methods such as spin columns....


FDA Provides Emergency Use Authorization to PerkinElmer for Serological Test to Identify COVID-19 Antibodies

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for EUROIMMUN’s (a PerkinElmer company) Anti-SARS-CoV-2 ELISA (IgG) serology test. Clinical laboratories certified to perform high complexity tests under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) can immediately begin using this ELISA for the detection of antibodies of the immunoglobulin class G....


SARS-CoV-2 has not mutated into different types, new research confirms

Analysis work from the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research provides evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has not mutated into different types. Recent research had suggested that more than one type of SARS-CoV-2 was now circulating in the pandemic, with one strain being more aggressive and causing more serious illness than the other. Now, using analysis of SARS-CoV-2 virus samples from the pandemic, scientists have been able to show that only one type of the virus is currently circulating....


Matrix LIMS Used by Liverpool GCPLab in UK Wide Tracking of COVID-19 Patient Outcomes

The Liverpool Good Clinical Practice Laboratory (GCPLab) Facility directed by Professor Bill Greenhalf, has a crucial role in supporting the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium - Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium (ISARIC-4C) run the Clinical Characterisation Protocol UK (CCP-UK) led by Professor Calum Semple in Liverpool, Dr Kenneth Baillie in Edinburgh and Professor Peter Openshaw at Imperial College London....


Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces SARS-CoV-2 GlobalAccess Sequencing Program

To accelerate national, multi-institutional efforts focused on mapping coronavirus transmission and epidemiological studies, Thermo Fisher Scientific announces the SARS-CoV-2 GlobalAccess Sequencing Program for research consortia and industry groups battling the spread of the pandemic globally. Under the program, the company will provide 50 units of the Ion Torrent Genexus System at a subsidized price to support global collaborative COVID-19 research....


BIOHIT supplies COVID-19 detection kits in the UK

BIOHIT Healthcare Ltd is now distributing test kits for the diagnosis of both current and past COVID-19 infections to help in the fight against coronavirus in the UK. The new product line includes the MutaPLEX® Coronavirus kit from Immundiagnostik AG (IDK) – a real-time RT-PCR assay to screen for infected individuals – and Epitope Diagnostics Inc's (EDI's) immunodiagnostic tests for IgM and IgGCOVID-19 antibodies, to detect past infections....


Landmark partnership announced for development of COVID-19 vaccine

The University of Oxford has announced an agreement with the UK-based global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for the further development, large-scale manufacture and potential distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate currently being trialled by the University. The partnership is to begin immediately with the final terms being agreed in the coming weeks. This will allow for rapid vaccination around the world if the COVID-19 vaccine candidate proves to be effective....


New PCR brochure available from Gilson - Products specifically for analyzing and testing the COVID-19 virus

Gilson has consolidated tools, technology, services and resources to help scientists ramp up testing capabilities or study the SARS-COV-2 virus. Their new PCR FOCUS Fluid News Brochure highlights their world-renown manual and automated sample prep technologies suitable for COVID-19 diagnostics and research. For such situations when protection, speed of analysis, reliability and traceability are paramount, Gilsons range of lab equipment and instruments can deliver verifiable data and confidence in results.


Recent Articles

Avacta and Cytiva collaborating on COVID-19 rapid test
ProteoGenix Announces a New Human COVID-19 Antibody Library
Creative Diagnostics Launches SARS-CoV-2 Antigens and Antibodies for Research Use
LabVantage Solutions Announces New Purpose-Built Biobanking LIMS Accelerator for Managing COVID-19 Testing
New Collaboration to Increase COVID-19 Antigen Production for Diagnostic Kits and Vaccine Development
Labguru announces $1M pro-bono program for COVID-19 treatment developers
CytoSMART to donate 100 live-cell imaging systems to assist COVID-19 researchers
Greyhound Chromatography - Expediting Your COVID-19 Response & Vaccine Research
Are kidneys targeted by the novel coronavirus?
ISCT to hold 2020 Annual Meeting with Virtual Conference

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