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04May 2020

Read the full story from BizTimes here. A potential single shot COVID-19 vaccine will be produced at Catalent, Inc.’s biomanufacturing facility in Madison. Somerset, New Jersey-based Catalent and San Diego-based Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc. announced Monday they are partnering to manufacture a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine candidate. The LUNAR-COV19 vaccine will be produced at Catalent Biologics’ […]

27Apr 2020

Read the full story from Olean Times Herald here. Gilson and QIAGEN have entered into a strategic partnership that will provide researchers the ability to limit operator-dependent variation in their manual nucleic acid extraction results and improve the traceability of their workflows. This agreement brings together two influential leaders in the life science industries: Gilson, […]

15Apr 2020

Read the full press release from DuPont here. The #TyvekTogether Program will introduce a new specialized Tyvek®  fabric to enable an increase in the amount of garment production for the COVID-19 response to 15 million garments a month. Download PDF here WILMINGTON, Del., April 15, 2020 – DuPont (NYSE:DD) today launched a new program,  #TyvekTogether, to increase the overall availability of Tyvek® personal […]

15Apr 2020

Read the full article from Tech Crunch here. GE Healthcare is extending its longtime collaboration with Microsoft to launch a cloud-based COVID-19 patient monitoring software for health systems. GE Healthcare had originally intended to debut its Mural Virtual Care Solution at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting earlier this year. When the COVID-19 […]

14Apr 2020

Read the full press release from CISION PR Newswire here. Co-Diagnostics, Inc.(Nasdaq: CODX)(the Company), a molecular diagnostics company with a unique, patented platform for the development of molecular diagnostic tests, announced today that it has contracted with Madison, Wisconsin-based Promega Corporation for additional manufacturing capacity for immediate production of the Company’s Logix Smart™ COVID-19 test, as […]

13Apr 2020

Read the full story from Tech Crunch here. Ford has expanded its plan to produce critical medical equipment and supplies, including a new effort to make reusable gowns from airbag materials as well as a partnership with scientific instrument provider Thermo Fisher Scientific to ramp up production of COVID-19 collection kits to test for the […]

09Apr 2020

Read the full press release here. Viracor Eurofins received FDA EUA for its RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 Virus LDT. Eurofins Genomics expands capacity for probes and primers production for RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test kits Eurofins Technologies, a fast growing provider of diagnostic technologies in the field of immunoassays and molecular detection methods, announces the launch of a range […]

09Apr 2020

Read the full press release from Merck here. Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today a commitment to strengthen health systems affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Merck for Mothers, the company’s global initiative to help end preventable maternal deaths, the company will provide $3 million to help […]

02Apr 2020

Read the full story from WARF here. An international collaboration of virologists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the vaccine companies FluGen and Bharat Biotech has begun the development and testing of a unique vaccine against COVID-19 called CoroFlu. CoroFlu will build on the backbone of FluGen’s flu vaccine candidate known as M2SR. Based on […]