antigen testing Roche Diagnostics Q1 Sales Climb 50 Percent The firm's diagnostics growth was driven by COVID-19 test sales with point-of-care sales skyrocketing year over year. FDA Issues EUAs for SARS-CoV-2 Tests From Synergy Diagnostic Laboratory, Celltrion Synergy received EUAs for a prescription and a direct-to-consumer PCR-based test, while Celltrion's test detects SARS-CoV-2 antigens. FDA Grants EUAs for SARS-CoV-2 Tests From Clinical Enterprise, Qorvo Biotechnologies Clinical Enterprises received EUAs for two molecular tests, including one that uses self-collected nasal swab samples, while Qorvo's test detects viral antigens. LumiraDx to Go Public on Nasdaq Through SPAC CA Healthcare Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company, said the transaction will support the development of LumiraDx’s pipeline of more than 30 assays. DARPA Programs Leveraging Host-Response Testing, CRISPR for Future Pandemic Preparedness Premium DARPA program managers said they are developing different testing modalities that are crucially linked in their objective to facilitate more comprehensive and faster testing. Mar 16, 2021 Five Companies Win $6M XPrize Competition to Develop Fast, Cheap COVID-19 Testing Mar 10, 2021 Quidel Guides for Revenues Below Street Estimate, Citing Softening SARS-CoV-2 Test Demand Mar 1, 2021 OraSure Technologies Q4 Revenues Rise 27 Percent, Beat Analysts' Estimate Feb 22, 2021 FDA Issues New Guidance on SARS-CoV-2 Variants for Test Developers Feb 18, 2021 Quidel Q4 Revenues Increase Sharply on COVID-19 Sales, Beat EPS Estimates Feb 17, 2021 RADx Expects COVID-19 Portfolio to Accelerate an Era of At-Home Infectious Disease Testing Premium Feb 9, 2021 Qiagen Reports 38 Percent Q4 Revenue Growth; Beats Analyst Estimates, Prior Guidance Feb 4, 2021 Roche Diagnostics Expanding Manufacturing Capacity, Testing Portfolio in 2021 Premium Breaking News OraSure Technologies Q1 Revenues Jump 85 Percent 10x Genomics Q1 Revenues Jump 47 Percent Personalis Q1 Revenues Grow 9 Percent Adaptive Biotechnologies Q1 Revenues Up 84 Percent, Beats Analyst Estimates CareDx Q1 Revenues Up 76 Percent Maternal Blood Proteomic, Metabolomic Changes Could Predict Onset of Labor The Scan UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports. Push for Access In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports. Not as Cold Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes. Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.