Medical laboratory company BATM has entered into a partnership with Israeli life sciences...
Abbott ID NOW Covid-19 Detection Test System
Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 is a molecular point-of-care test system for the detection of patients infected with Covid-19. It facilitates qualitative detection of the nucleic acid of SARS-CoV-2 virus in Covid-19 suspected patient.
DCGI grants licence to 14 firms to evaluate test kits for Covid-19
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted a test licence to 14 private companies, including Swiss firm Roche Diagnostics India, to evaluate the quality of testing kits for detecting coronavirus (Covid-19).
BATM partners with Novamed for at-home Covid-19 diagnostics kit
Medical laboratory company BATM has entered into a partnership with Israeli life sciences firm Novamed for the rapid joint development of a home-use Covid-19 diagnostics kit.
Smart manufacturing company cuts costs for essential Covid-19 devices
Smart manufacturing company Bright Machines has announced it will enable no-cost automation for up to a year for the manufacturing of medical devices essential to the treatment of Covid-19.
Covid-19: start-up that saved lives with 3D-printed valve may face legal action
Italian 3D printing start-up Isinnova has saved the lives of ten Covid-19 patients after developing a replacement ventilator valve when supplies at Chiari hospital in Brescia ran dry.
Biomerica starts shipping finger-prick blood test samples for Covid-19
Global biomedical technology company Biomerica has started shipping the initial samples of its finger-prick blood tests for coronavirus (Covid-19) to countries outside the US.
Covid-19: Thermo Fisher to produce five million testing kits
Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced that it expects to produce up to five million testing kits during April, to detect nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes coronavirus (Covid-19).
FDA relaxes regulations around Covid-19 diagnostics
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has relaxed the regulations around diagnostics for Covid-19 to expedite the availability of testing.
Cyber attacks targeting health sector surge amid Covid-19 crisis
Cyber attacks have increased by 150% in the healthcare sector over the last two months as criminals seek to take advantage of system vulnerabilities during the Covid-19 crisis, according to new industry partnership the C5 Alliance.
Why has the US rollout of coronavirus testing been so poor?
Novel coronavirus is spreading fast, with over 6,000 fatalities globally and more than 170,000 cases reported across 158 countries. However, access to reliable testing in the US has had more than a few teething issues and left many people unable to find out whether or not they have the virus.
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