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DARPA program managers said they are developing different testing modalities that are crucially linked in their objective to facilitate more comprehensive and faster testing.
Azova's kit is for use with Fluidigm's Advanta Dx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay, an extraction-free, saliva-based COVID test that previously received EUA.
Fluidigm CEO Chris Linthwaite said the company aims to further penetrate the diagnostic and clinical markets with both its microfluidics and mass cytometry businesses.
The firm also announced a COVID-19 testing deal with George Mason University and a CyTOF supply and distribution agreement with Zhejiang PuLuoTing Health Technology in China.
News items for the in vitro diagnostics industry for the week of Jan. 25, 2021.
Fluidigm's Advanta Dx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay is an extraction-free saliva-based test to detect nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
News items for the in vitro diagnostics industry for the week of Nov. 23, 2020.
According to some analysts, the selloff in IVD company shares may be an overreaction, and SARS-CoV-2-related testing will be needed for some time in the future.
Fluidigm tallied $39.9 million in revenues compared to $26.5 million a year ago, and well above analysts' consensus estimate of $32.5 million.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said that it would use Fluidigm's saliva-based molecular SARS-CoV-2 test as part of a federal surge testing program.