Abbott on March 11 announced the formation of the Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition, a first-of-its-kind global scientific and public health partnership dedicated to the early detection of, and rapid response to, future pandemic threats.

Shares of bluebird bio climbed in trading after the company announced on March 10 that analyses demonstrate the lentiviral vector BB305 was unlikely to be the cause of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) reported in an early-stage clinical study of LentiGlobin for sickle cell disease.

Laboratory testing found that Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail can combat a coronavirus variant first found in South Africa, but a similar drug from Eli Lilly and Co. is inactive against it, according to a study.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a Covid-19 test developed by Roche that measures antibodies within the blood.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting clinical laboratory staff and healthcare providers that false positive results can occur with Covid-19 antigen tests.

Qiagen readies launch of rapid COVID-19 antigen test (Reuters) – German diagnostic test maker Qiagen on Tuesday said it planned to launch a COVID-19 antigen test that can provide results in 15 minutes and test about 30 samples in an hour. The company said it will launch two versions of the antigen test, one for […]

Antibody levels against the novel coronavirus rose and then held steady for up to four months in more than 90% of recovered Covid-19 patients in Iceland, according to a published study.

Researchers are developing simpler Covid-19 diagnostic tests for use outside of labs in an effort to make mass testing available, fast and inexpensive.

The National Institutes of Health is investing $248.7 million in seven diagnostic companies with new testing technologies to increase their testing capacities and make millions of rapid Covid-19 tests per week available by fall.

The Consistent Testing Terminology Working Group published a white paper with industry-wide recommendations for precision medicine testing terms to be utilized in patient education and communication.