Quidel nabs EUA from FDA for SARS-CoV-2 antigen test December 21, 2020 -- Quidel has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its QuickVue point-of-care assay that detects the nucleocapsid protein antigen of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from anterior nares swab specimens.
Inflammatory biomarkers help quickly size up COVID-19 patients December 17, 2020 -- Rapid blood tests for interferon gamma-induced protein 10 and calprotectin could help in the assessment and triage of COVID-19 patients, according to poster presentations reported by test developers at the annual American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting. Discuss
Bluejay teams up with Toray on COVID-19 point-of-care test December 8, 2020 -- Bluejay Diagnostics and Toray Industries are collaborating to develop a point-of-care diagnostic test for assessing disease progression in COVID-19 patients. The test is designed as a triage aid for predicting patients at risk for intubation.
Vaccines won't eliminate the need for COVID-19 testing November 24, 2020 -- The impending arrival of a vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 virus is great news for a world weary of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. But what effect will a vaccine have on lab testing for the novel coronavirus? Bruce Carlson of Kalorama Information explores this question. Discuss