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COVID-19: Why We Need to Continue Testing

COVID-19: Why We Need to Continue Testing

Manoj Gandhi, Sr. Medical Director at Thermo Fisher Scientific, interviews Dr. Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology at Columbia University. Manoj and Stephen address the doubts expressed by the general public regarding testing for COVID-19 and the need for continued testing even as vaccination rates continue to increase.

“Science with a Twist” Podcast: Why We Need to Continue Testing

Manoj Gandhi, Sr. Medical Director at Thermo Fisher Scientific, interviews Dr. Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology at Columbia University. Manoj and Stephen address the doubts expressed by the general public regarding testing for COVID-19 and the need for continued testing even as vaccination rates continue to increase.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches In-Air SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Solution

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the launch of the Thermo Scientific AerosolSense Sampler, a new surveillance solution designed to deliver fast and highly reliable insight into the presence of in-air pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2. Individual testing will continue to be a cornerstone in the COVID-19 pandemic response because it … Continued

Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Customizable TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Panel

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the launch of its Applied Biosystems TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Panel, a customizable menu of 22 verified real-time PCR assays for identification of SARS-CoV-2 mutations. These assays enable surveillance of variants that are causing COVID-19 infections in specific regions globally and allow laboratories to choose … Continued

Shortage Of Giant Sterile Liners Threatens Global Vaccines Rollout

In addition to the demand for COVID-19 shots outstripping supply, vaccine manufacturers are struggling to secure supplies of giant plastic bags used in bioreactors that mix pharmaceutical ingredients, thus creating a bottleneck, resulting in more delays of vaccine rollout, the Financial Times reports… MilliporeSigma, a division of Germany’s Merck & Co., said that it had … Continued

Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches CE-IVD-Marked High Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Assay for Use On Its Automated Amplitude Platform

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today launched its CE-IVD-Marked, Applied Biosystems TaqPath COVID–19 HT Kit that is compatible with the Amplitude platform. The high-throughput solution enables clinical and public health laboratories to efficiently test up to 8,000 COVID-19 samples a day with fewer staffing requirements and a reliable supply of kits, … Continued

Thermo Fisher CEO: Covid vaccines, therapies will be needed well into the future [VIDEO]

On CNBC’s Mad Money With Jim Cramer, Thermo Fisher Scientific CEO Marc Casper explained his outlook for the necessity of coronavirus vaccines and therapies as the country continues to battle the pandemic.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Extends SARS-CoV-2 GlobalAccess Sequencing Program to Support Research on New Virus Strains

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced an extension of its SARS-CoV-2 GlobalAccess Sequencing Program to provide additional units of the Ion Torrent Genexus System and Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers at a subsidized price to further support global COVID-19 research and surveillance.

Direct from Saliva PCR Test for COVID-19 Enables Fast, Low-Cost Results for High-Frequency Surveillance Testing at Colleges and Universities

Thermo Fisher Scientific announced today the availability of a new direct from saliva PCR test for COVID-19 to enable widespread, high-frequency surveillance testing. The Applied Biosystems TaqCheck SARS-CoV-2 Fast PCR Assay uses raw saliva samples and simplifies lab workflows using instruments that are widely available globally to deliver reliable data quickly. The company also introduced … Continued

“Science with a Twist” Podcast: Facilitating the Safe Reopening of HBCUs

Social and economic inequality has made minority communities more prone to contracting SARS-COV-2; the virus that causes COVID-19. One of those severely affected is the black community in the United States. On this episode of Science With a Twist, Fred Lowery, Senior Vice President and President of Life Sciences Solutions and Laboratory Products at Thermo … Continued