LAMP Genomtec Gets CE-IVD Mark for Saliva-Based Molecular SARS-CoV-2 Test The RT-LAMP-based test does not require nucleic acid purification and can provide results in several minutes, according to the Polish diagnostics firm. Lucira Health SARS-CoV-2 Self-Test Receives Health Canada Conditional Authorization The molecular test kit will be available for Canadians to order online by June and will cost around C$75. Lucira Health Nabs OTC EUA for SARS-CoV-2 Test, Expects Q1 Revenues of up to $4.5M Lucira Health's at-home molecular test received Emergency Use Authorization in November for prescription use. FDA Grants EUAs for Direct-to-Consumer Versions of Color Coronavirus Test, Sample Collection Kit A prescription-only version of the test was first authorized last year for the detection of three SARS-CoV-2 genes in a range of samples. Lucira Health Focuses on Consumer-Friendly Approach to Home Infectious Disease Testing Premium The firm expects an expanding market for at-home self-testing and is differentiating its products in part through their ease of use. Mar 18, 2021 MicrosensDx Nabs CE Mark for Rapid SARS-CoV-2 LAMP Test Feb 5, 2021 At-Home Infectious Disease Test Developer Lucira Health Goes Public at $17 Per Share Feb 4, 2021 Explosive Detection Device Manufacturer DetectaChem Pivots to SARS-CoV-2 Testing Premium Feb 3, 2021 Stanford Team Developing Low-Cost, At-Home, Molecular COVID-19 Saliva Test Premium Jan 15, 2021 Jonathan Rothberg-Led Startup Looks to Bring Disposable POC SARS-CoV-2 Test to Market Premium Dec 28, 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerated Development of CRISPR as a Diagnostic Platform in 2020 Dec 21, 2020 COVID Assays Using CRISPR, Smartphones Show Potential for At-Home Testing Premium Dec 18, 2020 GeneMe Commercializing Rapid COVID-19 Tests With Extremely Low Limits of Detection Premium Nov 18, 2020 Stanford Researchers Combine CRISPR, Microfluidics, Electric Fields for SARS-CoV-2 Dx Premium Nov 18, 2020 FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization to First At-Home COVID-19 Test From Lucira Health Nov 4, 2020 FDA Reissues Color Coronavirus Test EUA for Sample Collection Changes Nov 3, 2020 UK to Offer COVID-19 Testing for All Liverpool Residents, Workers in Pilot Program Oct 30, 2020 Prenetics Acquires Coronavirus Test Developer Oxsed Oct 29, 2020 Mammoth Bio Signs Commercialization Deal for SARS CoV-2 Test With MilliporeSigma, Hamilton Company Oct 9, 2020 Oxford Nanopore SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing Test Gets CE Mark Oct 8, 2020 FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorizations for Seasun Biomaterials, Zeus Scientific Coronavirus Tests Sep 30, 2020 CellSafe Inks Distribution Deal for Molecular Coronavirus Test Sep 3, 2020 FDA Issues EUAs for Detectachem, Optolane Technologies Coronavirus Tests, Color Collection Kit Sep 2, 2020 FDA Grants EUAs for MiraDx, Mammoth Biosciences, BayCare Laboratories Molecular Coronavirus Tests Aug 13, 2020 Many Initiatives Turning to RT-LAMP as Alternative to PCR for Rapid COVID-19 Screening Assays Premium Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.