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This monthly update aims to help keep our readers updated on the latest laboratory products and news for COVID-19 screening and testing.

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PerkinElmer’s COVID-19 RT-PCR Test Kit Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Saliva as Specimen Type


PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the PerkinElmer® New Coronavirus Nucleic Acid Detection Kit for an additional indication that permits use of saliva as specimen type. The kit now has Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in saliva specimens collected...


 
 

Researchers Develop COVID-19 Severity Screening Method Based on the Agilent Cary 630 FTIR Spectrometer


Agilent Technologies Inc. announces that researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in India and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia have developed a rapid method for differentiating COVID-19-positive patients expected to show severe symptoms from those likely to experience only mild symptoms. The classification algorithm, published in the journal Analytical Chemistry, is based on infrared spectra of blood plasma, acquired on an Agilent Cary 630 FTIR Spectrometer....


 
 

Tech Incubator CREDERSI Creates “Virtual Reality” Covid-19 Lab Training School


One of the UK’s leading technology educators and innovators CREDERSI have teamed up with Covid testing solutions company DAM Health  to create the world’s first virtual reality Covid-19 lab training syllabus.  The move is aimed at increasing the number of lab technicians being trained in the UK to meet a mass skills shortage and crisis. Research carried out by the Gatsby Foundation prior to COVID-19 indicated that, by 2030, the UK will require a further 700,000 Lab Technicians...


 
 

Matrix Covid LIMS Provides Fast Start for Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories


Autoscribe Informatics has announced the release of a LIMS specifically optimized for Covid testing. The Matrix Covid LIMS is pre-configured for fast deployment into laboratories performing Covid testing. The solution has already been deployed in several clinical diagnostic laboratories to drive efficiency and aid identification of Covid positive cases in the fight against the global pandemic....


 
 

Birmingham researchers confirm speed, simplicity and sensitivity for new COVID-19 test


Researchers from the University of Birmingham, U.K., have confirmed the speed, accuracy and simplicity of a novel, highly sensitive testing method for COVID-19 that can be deployed at entertainment venues, airport arrival terminals, and in remote settings where clinical testing laboratories are not available. The scientists used a three way comparison study to confirm that the Exponential Amplification Reaction (EXPAR) method is just as sensitive, but faster, than both PCR and LAMP tests...


 
 

Wastewater Testing Labs Can Detect SARS-CoV-2 in Less Than Four Hours with New Methods


A complete workflow developed by Promega Corporation enables wastewater testing laboratories, including public health organizations, to quickly assess the health of entire communities from a single sample. The Maxwell® RSC Enviro Total Nucleic Acid Kit and Wizard ® Enviro Total Nucleic Acid Kit join a growing portfolio of products that support wastewater surveillance to monitor the spread of SARS-CoV-2....


 
 

New Capacity Helps Eliminate Bottleneck for COVID-19 Vaccines


Opening a new facility, Biotage triples its production capacity for equipment crucial in the supply chain for the production of mRNA vaccines. Biotage is one of the few companies offering a complete solution and ready to go off-the-shelf products for the purification of large-scale lipids, used in mRNA vaccine development and production. Expanding its production capacity of large-scale flash columns by 300 per cent, Biotage is now helping pharmaceutical companies and contract manufacturers’ scale up lipid production for COVID-19 vaccines...


 
 

Cherwell plays a part in COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing programme


Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in cleanroom microbiology solutions, announces that it has recently delivered its biggest ever single order for microbial air sampling equipment to support the large-scale manufacturing programme for COVID-19 vaccine supply. The new SAS air sampling equipment will be used for the environmental monitoring of the newly built UK-based Grade A manufacturing facilities of a key specialty vaccine company.


 
 

European CE-IVD certificate for ultra-fast, fully automated SARS-CoV-2 virus detection test by Scope Fluidics


Developed by Curiosity Diagnostics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scope Fluidics S.A., the PCR|ONE SARS-CoV-2 panel is now CE-marked and can be introduced to the European market. The PCR|ONE SARS-CoV-2 panel is one of the fastest tests in the world, and is uniquely suited for near patient testing.  The SARS-CoV-2 product expand the menu of test available on the PCR|ONE system, which already includes methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA/MSSA panel)....


 
 

Recent Articles

Creative Diagnostics Launches Lentiviral SARS-CoV-2 Pseudovirus for Research Use
Illumina Donates $1 Million in Sequencing Capabilities to Mumbai to Support Sequencing-Based COVID-19 Surveillance in India
Nanopharm and Leyden Labs Announce Agreement to Develop Intranasal Spray Product Candidates for Prophylactic Use Against Known and New Respiratory Viruses
PharmEnable and LifeArc partner to discover novel oral antiviral drugs to treat coronaviruses
High throughput clinical and environmental genome sequencing for COVID-19
MolGen Expands DNA/RNA Extraction Product Offering to US Market with MolGen USA
Commonalities found between COVID-19 and Rheumatoid Arthritis could help development of new treatment strategies for Long Covid
SpeeDx and MolGen Announce Partnership for COVID-19 Test Solution
Owlstone Medical Publishes Data on the Use of Face Mask Filters to Capture Viral Particles for SARS-CoV-2 Detection
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