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Immunoassays

News on immunoassay systems and applications.

DiaSorin said that the acquisition gives it access to Luminex's multiplexing technology, tests, and instruments and strengthens its MDx product portfolio.

Roche Pharmaceuticals will use Oncimmune's SeroTag infectious disease panel in a clinical trial for Actemra (tocilizumab) in COVID-19 patients.

The contracts are for two lateral flow rapid antigen tests, a laboratory-based test to detect and identify SARS-CoV-2 variants, and a rapid RT-PCR test.

Amazon said that it will use its test for employees and other individuals who enter its facilities as part of its COVID-19 preparedness and response program.

Quidel's guidance announcement cited an approximately 40 percent decrease in demand for its SARS-CoV-2 tests.

The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.

CNN reports that two new studies suggest the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant may be more transmissible, but may not lead to more severe disease.

According to the Associated Press, a Swiss program aims to shepherd long-term science projects and diplomacy.

In PNAS this week: analysis of pathway affecting acute kidney injury, parental-specific allelic expression in horse placenta, and more.