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Laboratories in times of social distancing and remote work

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has a wide range of effects on laboratories around the world. This includes not only the current high volume of requests for PCR tests for the novel coronavirus.  It has challenged laboratories worldwide with respect to quickly adopting digital technologies to cope with the new norms of social distancing, remote work away from laboratory benches...


Excalibur Creates Complete Freedom ‘Passport’ Solution For Mass Population Use

Excalibur Healthcare Services (“Excalibur”) announce it has created an innovative ‘freedom passport’ which can pave the way for people to mix safely in public and travel securely in large numbers without spreading Covid infection. The ‘passport’ has been developed through a pioneering partnership between Excalibur, led by Professor Sir Chris Evans, OBE, and his lateral flow diagnostics team in Cambridge, and Sensyne Health plc...


Leinco Technologies, Inc. and La Jolla Institute for Immunology announce license agreement to develop novel COVID-19 diagnostic tools

La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), one of the leading research organizations dedicated to studying the immune system announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with Leinco Technologies, Inc., a premier developer and manufacturer of leading-edge recombinant proteins, antibodies, and conjugates...


Covid-19 risk increases with airborne pollen

Increased pollen concentrations correlate with higher SARS-CoV-2 infection rates. When airborne pollen levels are higher, increased SARS-CoV-2 infection rates can be observed. These results were determined by a large-scale study conducted by an international team headed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München...


Aptamer Group and Mologic enter commercial partnership to develop aptamer-based SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test

The partnership will work towards CE marking of Aptamer Group’s AptaDx SARS-CoV-2 lateral flow rapid antigen test for professional use, to detect the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein antigen in anterior nasal swabs. Initial test analysis with laboratory samples has demonstrated excellent sensitivity being able to detect as little as 1000 virus particles per mL...


Beckman Coulter’s Interleukin-6 test is now available for use in helping identify severe inflammatory response in COVID-19 patients

Beckman Coulter has announced that it has expanded claims for its CE-marked Access Interleukin-6 (IL-6) assay. The Access IL-6 assay is an in-vitro diagnostic test for the quantitative determination of IL-6 levels in human serum and plasma (heparin). The fully-automated assay helps physicians identify a severe inflammatory response in COVID-19 patients, often referred to as cytokine storm, and determine the risk of intubation with mechanical ventilation, in conjunction with clinical findings and the results of other laboratory testing....


Recent Articles

Abbott Announces its Pandemic Defence Coalition: A Global Network of Expert Collaborators Designed To Help Prevent Future Pandemics, Currently Searching for COVID-19 Variants
PCR Biosystems launches advanced Bst Polymerase reagents for accelerated DNA and RNA amplification
Atik Cameras Supports the COVID-19 Fight with Wide Range of Advanced Imaging Solutions for Use with PCR Instruments
CN Bio awarded Innovate UK grant to develop single and multi-organ models for COVID-19 research
PerkinElmer Launches Comprehensive Solutions for Detecting SARS-CoV-2 Mutations
Nonacus introduces Whole Genome Sequencing service to support SARS-CoV-2 testing laboratories
Avacta’s rapid antigen test is confirmed to detect SARS-CoV-2 new variants
OCTAVE to study vaccine responses in patients with impaired immune systems
Teknova expands production capacity to meet demand for viral transport media
Agilent Announces Immunoassay Kit to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies


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