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April 14, 2021

Coronavirus company news summary – Seegene has initiated exporting its latest Covid-19 variant tests – Infinity BiologiX awarded CDC contract to sequence Covid-19 variants

By Chloe Kent

Seegene has received an export licence from the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety to begin exporting its Covid-19 variant tests across the world. Seegene’s Allplex SARS-CoV-2 Master Assay and the Allplex SARS-CoV-2 Variant I Assay variant diagnostic tests are CE-IVD certified and are shipped to more than 20 countries including Italy, Germany, the Great Britain, France, and Chile.

eMed has announced a new milestone in its State of Colorado partnership that expands free rapid at-home testing to all employees required to interact with the public at their jobs. eMed partnered with the state earlier this year to distribute and administer millions of rapid tests to teachers, staff and students. Coloradan restaurants and food services workers are now eligible for the rapid tests through the Binax at-home programme of the state

Dolphin Neurostim has had its Dolphin Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS) approved for emergency use in treating acute Covid-19 respiratory failure in adults by Health Canada. The device enhances the parasympathetic system, reducing lung infection and pro-inflammatory cytokines to improve respiratory functioning.

Infinity BiologiX has been awarded a contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the genomic surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 variants. The laboratory will provide genomic sequencing and new variant identification of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. IBX launched its Covid-19 saliva-test in May, after receiving an emergency use authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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