Genedrive Genedrive Expects CE-IVD Mark for POC SARS-CoV-2 Test by Fall; Advances Hearing Loss, HCV Assays Premium The Manchester, UK-based company had previously planned to have a CE-IVD marked test out by June 30. Genedrive Inks Distribution Agreement With Beckman Coulter for SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests Under the agreement, Beckman Coulter will sell and distribute Genedrive's high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 test in the US and Europe. Genedrive, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Partner on Automated PCR Testing for SARS-CoV-2 The companies are validating the Genedrive 96 Sars-CoV-2 kit using saliva samples extracted with Beckman Coulter's RNAdvance viral extraction chemistry Genedrive Receives CE Mark for SARS-CoV-2 PCR Kit During evaluations of 180 randomized specimens, the Genedrive 96 SARS-CoV-2 Kit achieved 100 percent sensitivity and 98.2 percent specificity, the firm said. Genedrive Hepatitis C Test Garners WHO Prequalification, Firm Plans £8M Raise 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. Jan 27, 2020 UK Newborn Trial to Assess PCR Test for Antibiotic-Induced Hearing Loss Nov 21, 2019 Genedrive Receives CE Mark for Hearing Loss Assay Aug 23, 2019 Genedrive Prepping for UK Commercial Launch of PGx Test for Neonatal Hearing Loss Premium Aug 8, 2018 Genedrive, FIND Partner on HCV Assay Evaluation Study Jun 20, 2018 Genedrive Receives UK NIHR Grant for Antibiotic-Related Hearing Loss Assay Jun 19, 2018 UK Researchers Develop Rapid POC Test for Antibiotic-Related Hearing Loss Premium Jun 15, 2018 In Brief This Week: Genedrive, Exosome Dx, Luminex, More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.