Ontario-based, Nicoya Lifesciences, is in the process of completing a prototype of a low-cost, single-use device that tests for active SARS-CoV-2 infection, variants and, eventually, other viruses. The novel test is called Atlas.
Roche witnessed a slight decrease in Q1 2021 pharmaceutical sales – a drop of 9% compared to the first three months of 2020 - as it faced continued biosimilars competition; the COVID-19 pandemic also played a role.
US company, KIYATEC, says a new study has shown that its immune-modified ex vivo platform can measure treatment response through direct interaction between a patient's cancer and infiltrating immune cells, and immuno-oncology agents.
Avacta says data from ongoing clinical studies in Europe and the UK show excellent performance of its SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test in identifying patients with an infectious viral load and no false positive results.