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May 27, 2021

Coronavirus company news summary – BioFlyte unveils airborne Covid-19 detection system – Macedonia receives PPE and diagnostic instruments from WHO

By Chloe Kent

Applied DNA Sciences has competed technical validation of its seven research-use only mutation detection assays. Contained within its Linea Covid-19 Selective Genomic Surveillance (SGS) Mutation Panel across 125 Covid-19 variant clinical samples, the results found 100% concordance when compared to Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) results of the same samples. The SGS Panel can run for hours and can use the same viral RNA used to obtain the original Covid-19 diagnosis. The company is planning on seeking emergency use authorisation for the panel once the validation is deemed successful.

Biodetection company BioFlyte announced that the company has introduced the Sentinel Airborne Covid-19 Detection System for real-world scrutiny and identification of airborne coronavirus, as well as other respiratory pathogens. Expected to be the first airborne detection solution of this nature, the Sentinel delivers results within an hour, thus preventing the spread of the infection in schools, factories, and other workplaces. The system is quick, cost-effective and helps prevent prolonged exposure to infected individuals.

The World Health Organisation has delivered personal protective equipment (PPE) and diagnostic tools to the North Macedonia Ministry of Health/Institute of Public Health to support the country’s fight against Covid-19. The supplies include face shields, biohazard bags, protective goggles, medical gowns and technologies for Covid-19 diagnosis. The support aims at safeguarding frontline workers, bolstering testing capacities and preventing further spread of the disease.

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