Pathology services continue to face challenges to detect the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and provide laboratory support to COVID-19 disease patients.
In the two years since it launched the world's first commercially available COVID-19 PCR test, Roche Diagnostics UK and Ireland has distributed 10 million tests from its base in West Sussex.
LumiraDx has announced that its COVID-19 molecular assay, LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 RNA STAR Complete, has been validated by Coronavirus Test Device Approvals (CTDA) and received UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approval.
Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched Bio-Plex Pro Human SARS-CoV-2 Variant neutralisation antibody assays, which allow scientists to measure neutralising antibodies quickly and efficiently against wild-type and significant variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Public Health Wales uses Seegene’s Allplex SARS-CoV-2/Flu A/Flu B/RSV Assay and Allplex SARS-CoV-2 Variant Assay to help with the nation’s fight against SARS-CoV-2.
Geoff Twist, Managing Director, Roche Diagnostics UK and Ireland has issued a statement on the new Omicron variant.
Randox has responded to a recent announcement on PCR testing by the Consumer and Markets Authority (CMA).
Seegene, South Korea's leading molecular diagnostics company, has confirmed that its Allplex SARS-CoV-2 Master Assay is capable of detecting Omicron's unique pattern of mutations.
The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research has been recognised with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize.
Scientists have developed a new and affordable formulation to increase the effectiveness of face covering filters at trapping coronavirus particles, retaining up to 99.6% of the virus.
Bio-Rad Laboratories has announced the launch of the Bio-Plex Pro Human IgA and IgM SARS-CoV-2 panels to detect IgA and IgM antibodies against four SARS-CoV-2 antigens.
A new study has revealed key insights into the natural human antiviral defences against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Salutaris People, a British healthcare and testing company, has unveiled a brand new SARS-CoV-2 testing laboratory at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Researchers at the University of Oxford are seeking NHSX funding for an artificial intelligence (AI) SARS-CoV-2 screening test.
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has focused everyone’s attention on the hidden world of viruses. The emergence of new variants, such as Beta and Delta, affects everyone: some variants spread more quickly and some are less affected by vaccines. But why?
Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have been paying close attention to the behaviour of SARS-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic, and have read the genetic sequence of the virus from every positive sample to identify mutations.
Stago has developed Asserachrom HPIA-IgG, a highly sensitive and specific ELISA for detecting anti-heparin-PF4 IgG antibodies, which has recently found application in the diagnosis of VITT.
The University of Lincoln in the UK, alongside five other British universities, will work on potentially ground-breaking research commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to understand and tackle Long Covid.