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The firm's assay is also CE marked for use with nasal swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs, nasal wash and aspirates, and bronchoalveolar lavages.
The test can be used directly on any open instrument, including portable systems, and it allows for detection of pathogens in about 75 minutes.
Florida's largest county joins several major California counties in deploying Fulgent Genetics' PCR-based COVID-19 tests in a drive-through setting.
The company's contract with the NIH offered $12 million total and after initial test verification, Fluidigm will receive approximately $11 million.
The RT-PCR test runs on the Cobas 6800/8800 Systems and had previously received breakthrough device designation from the FDA.
The RT-PCR test runs on Roche's automated Cobas 6800/8800 systems and is also available in countries accepting the CE mark.
The funding will be used to start a new trial to assess the benefits of repeat population testing, expand existing trials, and increase PCR-based testing capacity.
Some of the firms will receive money to speed up test development, while others will use the funds to expand their testing and manufacturing capacity.
While the market ditched shares of many other diagnostics firms, analysts said the reaction was overblown, particularly in the case of Quidel and molecular diagnostics players.
Up to 35 private and public labs in France will be able to use UgenTec's FastFinder analysis software to scale up testing for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens.