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Researchers argued that the field is ready for an expansion of adjuvant therapy trials informed by non-invasive, molecular measures of minimal residual disease.

The German company's real-time PCR test is designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 genes E and RdRP in respiratory samples.

The kit uses components that are chemically identical to ones in the SARS-CoV-2 test kit that the company offers in the US under an Emergency Use Authorization.

The endpoint RT-PCR test is processed on the company's Encompass CARD cartridge, which runs on Rheonix's Encompass MDx workstation.

The FDA cleared the point-of-care Binx io platform for the detection of chlamydia and gonorrhea in male urine specimens.

The test is a modified version of Thermo Fisher Scientific's TaqPath COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 Test, which received Emergency Use Authorization last month.

In parallel with the release of its financial results, Hologic announced that it plans to launch a new Aptima molecular assay to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus that will run on its Panther system.

Replacing nasopharyngeal swabs with saliva samples or nasal swabs could increase throughput and convenience, as well as relieve reagent and equipment shortages.

The UK Department of Health and Social Care has already ordered 10,000 RNA test cartridges from the company, which expects to obtain a CE-IVD mark for its test within weeks.

The funding, provided by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will help test and study the Bay Area population in general as well as healthcare workers in particular.

Last month, Quest Diagnostics received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its SARS-CoV-2 rRT PCR test.

The company plans to ship more than 1.3 million tests per month worldwide as production capacity increases in May.

BGI will establish six so-called Huo-Yan COVID-19 testing labs in Saudi Arabia, based on the emergency lab the firm set up in Wuhan, China in February.

The RT-PCR-based tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in a range of upper and lower respiratory specimens including nasal swabs and sputum.

All three tests use upper respiratory specimens such as nasal swabs, but the AIT and MicroGenDx tests can also use sputum samples.

Novacyt has initially committed to supply 288,000 tests per week to the DHSC, and it has an option to expand the agreement. 

The firm's Continuum system is fully automated and performs the entire digital PCR workflow in a single instrument.

Vela anticipates CE-IVD marking for an automated version of its test, and JN Medsys has received authorization for its test in Singapore and the Philippines.

The test is designed for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, nasal, and mid-turbinate nasal swab specimens as well as sputum.

Fluidigm's Biomark HD microfluidic platform will enable more than 180,000 real-time PCR tests to be run over the next 90 days to potentially support COVID-19 screening.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.