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Image: Cong Zeng and Jack Evans were first authors of a paper describing a new assay that detects neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 (Photo courtesy of Ohio State News)

New Lab Testing Procedure Specifically Identifies SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibodies

Scientists have developed a new lab testing procedure for the detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 that gives results more quickly than existing assays and specifically identifies so-called “neutralizing” antibodies - those that protect by blocking infection of cells. More...
20 Oct 2020
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New Serology Assay Accelerates COVID-19 Research through Rapid Characterization of Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2 Antigens

A new SARS-CoV-2 multi-antigen assay for Simple Western offers quantitative characterization of patient serum or plasma derived human IgG antibodies reactive against recombinant Nucleocapsid protein (N), S1 receptor binding domain protein (RBD), S1 subunit full length, S2 subunit full length, and Spike (S1+S2) viral antigens within one 3-hour run. More...
20 Oct 2020
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Engineered COVID-19 Antibody Enables Extremely Rapid Identification of SARS-CoV-2 in Nasal Mucus, Saliva, and Blood

An engineered monoclonal antibody against the COVID-19 virus spike protein could enable extremely rapid identification of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in nasal mucus, saliva, and blood, as well as potentially allow for rapid identification of the virus present on surfaces, such as food, cell phones, door handles, etc., through testing only a small sample. More...
20 Oct 2020
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New Rapid Lateral Flow Antigen COVID-19 Testing Platform Processes 200-300 People Each Hour and Reports Results in 15 Minutes (C)

A new rapid lateral flow antigen COVID-19 testing platform gives testers the ability to process an unprecedented 200-300 people each hour and report results within 15 minutes utilizing testing kits from Quidel, BD and Abbott. More...
20 Oct 2020
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Novel COVID-19 Immunity Test Predicts Both Infection Risk in Healthy Individuals and Disease Severity in Patients

A novel immunity test for COVID-19 infection that measures cell-mediated immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can aid immunity assessments in individuals who have never been exposed to the virus, and those who may develop short-lived antibodies after exposure to the virus. More...
20 Oct 2020
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Pfizer to Seek FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Its COVID-19 Vaccine in Late November

The first COVID-19 vaccine could be considered for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by November. More...
19 Oct 2020
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Researchers Find Existing Medications That Could Speed Recovery of COVID-19 Patients

Researchers who combed through a “library” of previously approved drugs believe they have identified a medication with the potential to help speed a COVID-19 patient’s recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection. More...
19 Oct 2020
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