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In the quarter T2 signed a licensing agreement for SARS-CoV-2 assay development and a purchasing agreement with Vizient.
The partners aim to identify signatures to predict the severity of disease in those infected and determine how patients will respond to therapies.
Both RT-PCR tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in nasal swabs, although Sansure's test can be used with other respiratory specimens.
The added funds will be used by Tangen to develop a molecular diagnostic platform to detect anthrax in the bloodstream and develop infectious disease tests.
The test will be included in the World Health Organizations list of prequalified in vitro diagnostics and UN agencies will be able to procure it.
SG Blocks said it intends to create SARS-CoV-2 testing facilities using its expertise in building structures from maritime-grade shipping containers.
The firm's first quarter molecular diagnostics revenues were up 28 percent over Q1 2019 to $45.2 million.
The researchers used a yeast-based synthetic genomics platform to engineer and resurrect chemically synthesized clones of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in only a week.
Among the study's aims is determining how rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection differ between healthy children and ones with asthma or other allergic conditions.
The triplex assay can be used on the firm's QX200 or QXDx Droplet Digital PCR systems to process 93 patient samples per run.
Starting in late May, Hologic expects to begin producing at least 1 million Aptima SARS-CoV-2 assays per week, BARDA noted.
The panel is designed to detect and differentiate between nucleic acids from SARS-CoV-2 and 20 other viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens.
Wadsworth's test detects antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in serum, while Altru Diagnostics' test detects viral nucleic acid in respiratory specimens.
The rapid automated RT-PCR test detects SARS-CoV-2 from nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, or nasal swab specimens and runs on NeuMoDx's Molecular Systems.
PlexBio said it is working with regional distributors to have its IntelliPlex SARS-CoV-2 Detection kit certified in various ASEAN countries.
In a marked contrast to its negative performance in February and March, the GenomeWeb Index rose more than 18 percent in April.
The effort, called SPHERES, aims to monitor changes in the virus to support public health research and diagnostic and therapeutic development.
The RT-PCR-based test kit is designed to detect the RdRp and E genes of the virus in various respiratory specimens including nasopharyngeal swabs and sputum.
Mount Sinai bioinformaticians have quickly pivoted from Lyme disease research to building a reference tool for researchers pursuing COVID therapies.
Using protein interaction experiments, researchers identified agents that could disrupt SARS-CoV-2 and human proteins that bind to each other.
Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.
Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.
The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.
In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.