Close Menu

NEW YORK — The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday granted Emergency Use Authorization for SpectronRx's Hymon SARS-CoV-2 Test Kit.

According to the Indianapolis-based company, the test kit is designed to detect regions of the virus' nucleocapsid and envelope genes in upper respiratory specimens and bronchoalveolar lavage. It runs on Thermo Fisher Scientific's Applied Biosystems 7500 RT-PCR system.

Use of the test is limited to laboratories CLIA-certified to perform high-complexity tests, the FDA said.

The kit is manufactured by Suzhou, China-based HymonBio.

To read the full story....

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Don't have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Register for Free.

The Washington Post reports that US states and territories are seeking more funding for the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

The strain now accounts for about 80 percent of cases in Wales and Scotland, and about half of cases in England, the Guardian reports.

A new study suggests that using CRISPR to edit human embryonic DNA can lead to the loss of whole chromosomes, as the Associated Press reports.

In Science this week: ancient dog genomes highlight long ties with humans, genomic analysis of 40,000-year-old early East Asian individual, and more.

Nov
03
Sponsored by
Agilent

Molecular tumor profiling has provided extensive value, both in tumor biology and oncology, with the development of new technologies to identify biomarkers.

Nov
05
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will provide an overview of novel proximal and distal sampling methods that have promise to improve patient outcomes from esophageal cancer.

Nov
10
Sponsored by
LGC

The COVID-19 pandemic created a paradigm shift in modern healthcare, where regulations, protocols, and mindsets had to be reworked in just a matter of months to keep up with the pace of the virus.

Nov
18
Sponsored by
Genomenon

Rapid whole-genome sequencing (rWGS) is an emerging method that can provide molecular diagnosis in time to alter acute medical or surgical management and improve outcomes in acutely ill children.