Findings involving antibody effector functions could help improve design of next-generation COVID-19 antibody drugs
By Meredith Wadman Since May 2020, Jeffrey Milbrandt has had his systems fine-tuned to sequence 1000 coronavirus samples a week. The director of a major sequencing center at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU), Milbrandt knew months ago that the United States urgently needed to identify and track emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2, the pandemic coronavirus already […]
Medical school labs pivot to fight a common enemy
Fluidigm said on Thursday that it has received the CE-IVD mark for its Advanta Dx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay, an extraction-free saliva-based test to detect nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
By Kathleen Berger, Executive Producer for Science & Technology
A Washington University spit test for the coronavirus has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.