Research & Development
Cue Health receives FDA emergency use authorization for molecular mpox test
The test demonstrated high accuracy in clinical trials, achieving 100% concordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC's) mpox test on the samples tested, Cue Health said.
March 20, 2023
Discovery of severe form of mpox spurs call for update to list of AIDS-defining diseases
Analyses of cases in earlier outbreaks of mpox, the viral disease formerly known as monkeypox, and of a small number of patients infected in the current multi-country outbreak suggested that people with advanced HIV may suffer more severe infections.
February 22, 2023
Thermo Fisher Scientific obtains FDA EUA for monkeypox/orthopox virus DNA kit
The test is intended for the qualitative detection of DNA from monkeypox virus (clade I/II) and screening for non-variola orthopoxviruses in human lesion swab specimens.
December 15, 2022
Qiagen adds monkeypox test to automated PCR platform
Addressing a need to improve surveillance of monkeypox, Qiagen announced that it has launched a research-use-only monkeypox test strip capable of detecting both variants of the virus.
November 22, 2022
BARDA to support algorithm and app development for infectious disease detection
Support for algorithm and app development is part of BARDA’s new Digital Medical Countermeasures program aimed at developing digital tools to enable faster, more accessible approaches during public health emergencies.
November 9, 2022
US BioTek Laboratories providing monkeypox diagnostic testing
The test provides results within 24 hours of receiving specimens and offers easy-to-read positive and negative report formats, US BioTek said.
October 14, 2022
Pandemic Response Lab releases three-target LDTs to detect monkeypox
The company said the tests detect three different viral genome targets: non-variola orthopoxvirus, monkeypox virus species, and monkeypox virus clade II.
October 13, 2022
Abbott nabs first FDA EUA for a commercial test kit to detect monkeypox
Abbott Molecular received an EUA for an RT-PCR test intended to detect monkeypox DNA using lesion swab specimens from individuals suspected of monkeypox virus infection.
October 7, 2022
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