The collaboration will provide a COVID-19 test offering that combines Paragon Genomics' CleanPlex SARS-CoV-2 NGS panel reagent kit for whole-genome sequencing of the coronavirus with the advanced analytical power of the SOPHiA platform.
Using computer simulations, researchers found that cavities within the altered graphene served as electrical hotspots, acting as a trap for DNA and RNA molecules, extending the time they engage with the rough graphene surface.
Hunt Willard signs on as chief science officer and VP of medical affairs, and Erica Ramos as VP of population genomics.
Under the EUA designation, the Primerdesign test is authorized only for the detection of RNA from SARS-CoV-2 virus and diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, and not for any other viruses or pathogens.
The Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes incorporated 2,658 whole genomes, 38 tumor types, 1,188 transcriptomes, and 1,300 scientists from 37 countries.
A notable addition to the effort is a team from the University of Birmingham, led by Nick Loman, Ph.D., professor of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics in the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, whose lab is known for fusing cutting-edge sequencing with microbial genomics.
The study used four adult Chinese rhesus macaques and found that those monkeys that had been re-exposed to SARS-CoV-2, like the unexposed control monkey, showed no recurrence of COVID-19.
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) would enable Biodesix and Bio-Rad to begin testing in the U.S. using the Droplet Digital PCR system.
Sponsor: Oxford NanoporeOxford Nanopore’s DNA/RNA sequencing technology delivers ultra-long reads (up to 2 Mb), enabling rapid and comprehensive analysis of variants. With devices scalable from portable to benchtop, nanopore sequencing offers a cost-effective solution to the challenges faced by traditional sequencing platforms.
Under the direct-to-patient shipping offering, physicians can order the test and Genomind will expedite shipping of the test kit to the address provided by the patient. Patients will follow instructions to provide a sample via a simple cheek swab and return it to Genomind’s lab for processing.