Australian scientists say they have developed the “holy grail” of blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva.

On the cusp of the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, more companies are announcing data presentations that will be made over the four-day conference as BioSpace continues to take a look at some of the data that will be shared.

Abbott received U.S. Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for over-the-counter, non-prescription, asymptomatic use of the company’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Self Test for detection of COVID-19 infection.

Genetic testing specialist Qiagen received emergency use authorization for a new coronavirus test from the U.S. drugs regulator.

The U.S. health regulator granted emergency use authorization for Abbott Laboratories’ molecular test to detect and distinguish the coronavirus and two types of flu viruses with a single test.

A molecular test from Becton Dickinson that detects viruses that cause Covid-19 as well as influenza and produces result in 2-3 hours was given emergency use authorization by the U.S. health regulator.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the first over-the-counter Covid-19 antigen test, which can be used at home.

Swiss drugmaker Roche plans to boost rapid Covid-19 antigen test production to hundreds of millions monthly – including possible saliva tests – Chief Executive Severin Schwan said, acknowledging the fierceness of the pandemic’s second wave took him by surprise.

South Korea’s Celltrion Inc. received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the rapid Covid-19 testing kit Sampinute, which boosted shares of the company and its affiliates.

Global airlines called for airport Covid-19 tests for all departing international passengers to replace the quarantines they blame for exacerbating the travel slump.