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The researchers created a test-on-a-chip technology that takes about 35 minutes to produce a result, and may partner with Ford to produce the chips.
The loop-mediated isothermal amplification test runs on a battery-powered device to provide self-testing individuals with results in approximately 30 minutes.
The test was first authorized in May for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 N, E, and ORF1a genes in nasopharyngeal swabs and other specimens.
Residents and workers in the city will be tested with PCR, new lateral flow, and LAMP tests as the country faces a wave of new coronaviruses cases and a lockdown.
Oxsed, a University of Oxford spinout, will continue to focus on prioritizing test access for low- and middle-income countries following the acquisition.
The CRISPR-based test uses Mammoth's DETECTR BOOST platform and will be compatible with both nasal swab and saliva samples.
Oxford Nanopore said it is rolling out the LamPore test globally, initially in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates.
Called CoronaDx, which has a budget of €3 million, aims to facilitate the development of testing systems for use in remote areas with limited infrastructure.
Seasun Biomaterials' test is designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA, while Zeus Scientific's test detects IgG antibodies against the virus.
The test uses real-time reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification to detect the SARS-CoV-2 N gene, according to CellSafe.