Tag: COVID-19 tests

Biomarker, Innovation

NIH issues funding opportunities for next-generation Covid-19 tests

September 9, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking the next generation of Covid-19 diagnostics, with a focus on improved performance and accessibility. As part of this move, NIH has granted two new funding opportunities, which are part of the Rapid […]


Medicare to cover at-home COVID-19 tests this spring after backlash from lawmakers

February 3, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Starting this spring, Medicare beneficiaries can get coverage for eight at-home COVID-19 tests a month, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services applies to both beneficiaries in traditional and Medicare Advantage plans. […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Empowered Diagnostics to recall two Covid-19 tests

January 31, 2022


Empowered Diagnostics is recalling two Covid-19 tests, CovClear COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test and ImmunoPass COVID-19 Neutralizing Antibody Rapid Test, as they have been distributed with labels incorrectly indicating that they are US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorised. The FDA […]


Coronavirus company news summary – Korean firms export Covid-19 tests to US – Quidel’s Covid-19 tests can identify Omicron variant

December 29, 2021


Several Korean companies are exporting Covid-19 tests to the US with a rise in Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Koreanbiomed reported. South Korean firm Humasis entered an agreement with Celltrion to distribute Covid-19 antigen self-test kits worth $43.5m to […]


Coronavirus company news summary – BioGX’s Covid-19 tests identify Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus – Sorrento’s partner orders COVISTIX tests for launch in Brazil

December 7, 2021


BioGX has reported that its portfolio of Covid-19 tests that work on the nucleocapsid (N-gene) and envelope (E-gene) can identify the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The company’s Covid-19 surveillance programme comprises complete in-silico assessment and investigational testing by […]


Coronavirus company news summary – QIAGEN to increase US production of Covid-19 tests – Longhorn and SiO2 partner on test transport tubes for large labs

October 1, 2021


QIAGEN has secured a new contract from the US Government to boost production capacity for Covid-19 tests running on NeuMoDx instruments. The $3.4m contract was awarded by the Department of Defense (DoD). Under the contract, QIAGEN will increase production of […]


Coronavirus testing chief says ‘no way on Earth’ US can test 5 million a day, despite what Trump says

April 29, 2020


President Donald Trump said he thinks the U.S. will “very soon” be able to test 5 million people a day for the coronavirus – but there’s “no way on Earth” the country can reach that goal, according to the government’s […]

Innovation, Research

BD secures approval for second Covid-19 molecular diagnostic test

April 14, 2020


BD has secured emergency use authorisation (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an additional molecular diagnostic test for Covid-19 that provides results in two to three hours. The test also secured CE Mark in Europe. This […]


Pricing And Profiteering From Covid-19 Tests

April 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

There is a huge demand around the world to understand Covid-19. Those experiencing symptoms need to know if they’re infected, while those recovered need to know if they’re able to return to work. The problem of developing technology that can […]

Innovation, Patient Experience, Regulatory

Walgreens to open 15 drive-thru testing sites for the coronavirus across 7 states

April 7, 2020


Walgreens said Tuesday that it plans to open 15 drive-thru testing locations for the coronavirus across seven states, starting later this week. The sites will be in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas, the drugstore chain said in […]

Innovation, Research

Two large US private labs say they could soon process 300,000 coronavirus tests per week

March 24, 2020


Two of the largest private labs in the U.S. will collectively be able to process more than 300,000 COVID-19 tests by the end of the week, their CEOs say. LabCorp CEO Adam Schechter told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday the […]