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Capturing viral particles for SARS-CoV-2 detection

Owlstone Medical has announced the publication of a study in Nature Scientific Reports that investigates the performance of filters in face masks for supporting the detection of SARS-CoV-2 as an alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS).

Quantification kit for SARS-CoV-2 testing of wastewater launched

Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched its PREvalence ddPCR SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Quantification Kit, a sensitive, accurate and cost-effective tool used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a community’s wastewater.

Monitoring dashboards to track COVID-19 samples in Hampshire

PhoenixSoft has developed a series of COVID-19 dashboards for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT), which runs Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester, and Andover War Memorial Hospital.

SARS-CoV-2 antigen lateral-flow test detects Delta variant

A study has shown that the Avacta Group AffiDX antigen lateral-flow test detects the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in clinical samples, and outperformed two lateral-flow antigen tests that are commercially available in Europe.

Overly-stringent criteria early in the pandemic missed diagnoses

Research published in the Journal of General Virology has identified missed cases of SARS-CoV-2 by retrospective testing of throat swabs.

Best COVID-19 Responder: an OBN 2020 award

The Native Antigen Company, part of LGC Clinical Diagnostics, has won ‘The Best COVID-19 Responder’ at OBN 2020 Awards, recognising the company’s outstanding contribution to the fight against COVID-19.

Registration of SARS-CoV-2 antigen lateral flow test in the EU

Avacta Group has received notice of registration of its AffiDX SARS-CoV-2 antigen lateral-flow test in the EU, allowing the company to place the product on the market in all 27 countries of the EU for professional use.

SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Self Test Nasal receives CE mark

Roche has received CE marking for its SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Self Test Nasal for at-home testing. The test will be available in countries accepting the CE mark through pharmacies and other locations, in packs of five tests.

Registration of SARS-CoV-2 antigen lateral-flow test confirmed

Avacta Group has announced that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed registration of the AffiDX SARS-CoV-2 antigen lateral-flow test, so it can place the product on the market in the UK for professional use.

Analysis of interactions at the heart of SARS-CoV-2

A team of international scientists from the universities of Glasgow and Oxford and the Rosalind Franklin Institute have identified key cellular factors that are crucial for the infection of SARS-CoV-2.

Antigen test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 featuring a QC swab kit

Bio-Rad’s Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test, an antigen test used to detect the nucleocapsid protein antigen in SARS-CoV-2, offers new flexibility in detecting SARS-CoV-2 and now includes a quality control (QC) swab kit.

View COVID-19 webinar lectures via the May issue of PiP

The British Society for Microbial Technology (BSMT) webinar series of lectures proved a huge success. The four-day virtual conference was recorded, and can now be viewed via the article on page 15 of the May digital issue of Pathology in Practice.

Could antigen tests help control COVID-19 transmission in workplaces?

EU-OSHA has joined forces with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) to explore the use of rapid antigen diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in occupational settings.

New and innovative technologies in the time of COVID-19

Over the past 12 months, Menarini Diagnostics has brought to market a range of new and innovative technologies to aid in the global fight against Covid-19. The company is now pleased to support this week’s BSMT webinar series on COVID-19.

COVID-19: full proceedings of the BSMT webinar series

The British Society for Microbial Technology (BSMT) webinar series of lectures proved a huge success. The four-day virtual conference was recorded, so registrants can still view the lectures after the event when convenient to do so.

COVID-19: proceedings on Day 1 of the BSMT webinar

This British Society for Microbial Technology (BSMT) webinar series of lectures is recorded, so registrants can view either in real time or after the event when convenient to do so.

Common laboratory tests for hospitalised COVID-19 patients

The VITROS COVID-19 Total and IgG Antibody Tests and VITROS SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics help to identify an active or previous infection, together with PCR and clinical history.

COVID-19: The Infection Challenging the World

The British Society for Microbial Technology (BSMT) free-to-attend four-day webinar attracted over 700 international registrants, with each day's programme proving an outstanding success.

Cases of human-to-cat SARS-CoV-2 transmission identified in the UK

A team of scientists at the University of Glasgow has identified two known cases of human-to-cat SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the UK.

SARS-CoV-2 neutralisation assay development kit launched

The Native Antigen Company has launched its SARS-CoV-2 Neutralisation Assay Development Kit, which can be used to identify and qualitatively assess the ability of antibodies to neutralise SARS-CoV-2-receptor binding.

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