Coronavirus company news summary – Eurobio Scientific expands its range of Covid-19 tests – Quest Diagnostics granted CDC contract to sequence Covid-19 gene variants

19 January 2021 (Last Updated January 19th, 2021 09:53)

Eurobio Scientific has announced the expansion of its entire range of Covid-19 tests. This included its new proprietary antigenic test called the EBS 10-20 Ag Test, which can detect the SARS-Cov-2 antigen with the help of a nasopharyngeal ergonomic swab. The test also helps yield results within just 10 minutes.

Quest Diagnostics has announced an agreement with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer genomic sequencing to identify new SARS-CoV-2 mutations, thereby providing insights into the prevalence and transmission patterns of the virus in the US. The goal of the collaboration is to conduct a large-scale longitudinal genomic survey of the SARS-CoV-2 virus using random collected samples.

Neuberg Diagnostics has received approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct Covid-19 tests across Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. The laboratories will be established in Noida, Visakhapatnam, Salem and Kozhikode, with capacities to process approximately 7,000 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test samples each day.