Abbott gets EUA for test that detects COVID-19, other infections

U.S. rushes to catch up in the race to detect mutant viruses

NEW YORK — Abbott said on Friday that it has received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for a PCR-based assay that can detect and differentiate SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus.The newly

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At-home COVID-19 test system endorsed by feds won’t let rural Saskatchewan family register

At-home COVID-19 test system endorsed by feds won’t let rural Saskatchewan family register

After travelling to the U.S. in hopes of getting their daughter treatment for her rare disease, a Saskatchewan family is in indefinite quarantine because the at-home COVID-19 testing system for people driving across the border can’t process their rural

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Mutation test can quickly reveal which coronavirus variant you have

Mutation test can quickly reveal which coronavirus variant you have

By Michael Le Page A lab technician uses a PCR test on a sample to identify the presence of coronavirusWaldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images A rapid test that detects coronavirus variants with dangerous mutations could be used to tell people

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Pfizer-BioNTech Announces They Will Test a Third Dose of Their COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech Announces They Will Test a Third Dose of Their COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech has begun testing a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine in a small group of people. The vaccine is currently authorized in several countries in a two-dose regimen, given 21 days apart, and has proven in studies to be

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Clover Biopharma adds $230M as Covid-19 vaccine heads to pivotal test

Vial and syringe with a vaccine

  Clover Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage firm developing a Covid-19 vaccine with potential manufacturing and distribution advantages over other vaccine technologies, has raised $230 million as it prepares to advance its lead candidate into pivotal testing. Chengdu, China-based Clover said Tuesday

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World’s first AI-powered rapid COVID-19 antigen test launched in the UAE

COVID-19, artificial intelligence, Laipac Technology, YAS Pharmaceuticals, Pure Health, IOMT

Two UAE-based health companies have partnered with Canada’s Laipac Technology to launch the “world’s first” artificial intelligence (AI)-powered rapid COVID-19 antigen test. YAS Pharmaceuticals and Pure Health will be working with the Ontario-based Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) specialist to

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Future Vaccines Depend on Test Subjects in Short Supply: Monkeys

Future Vaccines Depend on Test Subjects in Short Supply: Monkeys

Mark Lewis was desperate to find monkeys. Millions of human lives, all over the world, were at stake.Mr. Lewis, the chief executive of Bioqual, was responsible for providing lab monkeys to pharmaceutical companies like Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, which

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California inspectors find ‘deficiencies’ at virus test lab

California inspectors find 'deficiencies' at virus test lab

Inspectors found “significant deficiencies” at California’s new coronavirus testing laboratory, problems that state officials on Monday partly blamed on the rapid ramp-up they required from the lab’s private operator under terms of a $1.4 billion contract.A fraction of 1% of

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Griswold Using Home Care ‘Test Kitchens’ to Automate the Recruitment Process

Staffing Reclaims Title of Home-Based Care Industry’s Biggest Challenge

Similar to some of its peers, Griswold Home Care is building its own “test kitchens” to experiment with new programs for clients and caregivers. The home care franchiser is doing so while simultaneously refocusing its related foundation. Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based

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Everlywell gets green light to sell at-home Covid-19 test kit without prescription

Everlywell gets green light to sell at-home Covid-19 test kit without prescription

Everlywell got an emergency use authorization from the FDA to sell its Covid-19 test kits without a prescription. Photo credit: Everlywell This article has been updated with comments from Everlywell CEO Julia Cheek and information on the number of tests

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