MeMD offers COVID-19 antibody tests via telehealth
May 28, 2020 -- Telehealth provider MeMD is making COVID-19 antibody tests available to consumers and businesses in the U.S. through its virtual ordering platform, in partnership with LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics.
Quest rolls out COVID-19 workforce testing services
May 27, 2020 -- Quest Diagnostics has launched COVID-19 testing services to help guide businesses in creating safer work environments as employees return to duty.
Software company gets pharmacists up to speed on COVID-19 testing
May 27, 2020 -- Fort Worth, TX-based pharmacy software developer FDS has created a training program designed to prepare its pharmacist customers to administer COVID-19 tests.
Bio-Techne teams up with Leica to bring RNAscope to Europe
May 27, 2020 -- Global life sciences firm Bio-Techne and pathology workflow software developer Leica Biosystems have launched Bio-Techne's RNAscope in situ hybridization detection kit on Leica's Bond-III workflow automation platform in Europe.
Horizon, Halfpenny partner to speed up COVID-19 testing
May 27, 2020 -- Lab information system provider Horizon has partnered with Halfpenny Technologies to accelerate COVID-19 testing and results delivery.
Pathologists document placenta damage in moms with SARS-CoV-2
May 27, 2020 -- Injury to the placenta in pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2 was documented in a small study published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology on May 22. The results suggest that closer monitoring is needed for pregnant women who have the virus.
Hygea, Admera Health partner on pharmacogenomic testing
May 27, 2020 -- Software company Hygea Precision Medicine and CLIA-certified lab Admera Health are teaming up on pharmacogenomics (PgX) testing.
GenScript nets CE Mark for SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody test
May 26, 2020 -- Netherlands-based GenScript Biotech said that its SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic products have received the CE Mark for IVD tests (CE-IVD).
Africa exceeds 1.5M coronavirus tests, passes grim case milestone
May 26, 2020 -- Africa has passed the milestone of 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, and has run more than 1.5 million tests, according to the World Health Organization. While the cases have been mounting, the region is the least hard hit globally and the death rate remains low.
Siemens ships COVID-19 total antibody tests worldwide, wins EUA for molecular test
May 26, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers has begun shipping its total COVID-19 antibody test kits worldwide and has also received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its molecular SARS-CoV-2 detection test kit.