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In 2018 Qiagen purchased a 19.9 percent stake in Ann Arbor, Michigan-based NeuMoDx along with the right to acquire the remaining shares.

Reported as "nucleic acid amplification test-detectable" units per milliliter, the limits of detection of more than 50 commercial tests differed by 10,000-fold.

The firm was one of the first to have a COVID-19 test receive EUA from the FDA. It is also developing a COVID-19/flu combo test for which it will seek EUA.

The New York startup is curating available data for all Emergency Use Authorized molecular diagnostic tests for the benefit of the public.

Up to 35 private and public labs in France will be able to use UgenTec's FastFinder analysis software to scale up testing for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens.

A letter to users regards inaccurate results due to inadequate sample processing and an issue with interpretive software.

In Q2 the firm filed for FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its saliva-based Advanta Sx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay as it continued its pivot to COVID-19 markets.

The Clarigene SARS-CoV-2 IVD kit uses two viral RNA targets, nucleocapsid gene N and envelope gene E, which are specific to COVID-19, the firm said.

A SNP in the pan-SARS E gene has not affected patient results, but has raised concerns about the overall unavailability of commercial primer and probe information.

By screening swine samples at thousands of European farms, researchers saw reassorted versions of the 2009 H1N1 swine flu virus that may be able to dodge human immunity.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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