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Image: Equipment used to test the effect of far-UVC light on airborne coronaviruses (Photo courtesy of Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University)

Far-UVC Light Kills 99.9% of Airborne Coronaviruses Within 25 Minutes in New Study

A new study has found that more than 99.9% of seasonal coronaviruses present in airborne droplets were killed when exposed to a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light that is safe to use around humans. More...
06 Jul 2020
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Scientists Identify Molecules with Unique Features that Shut Down SARS-Cov-2 Polymerase Reaction

Researchers have identified a library of molecules that shut down the SARS-CoV-2 polymerase reaction, a key step that establishes the potential of these molecules as lead compounds to be further modified for the development of COVID-19 therapeutics. More...
06 Jul 2020
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Moderna's Phase III COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Delayed

Human trials of Moderna, Inc.’s (Cambridge, MA, USA) COVID-19 vaccine candidate that were expected to begin next week have been reportedly delayed. More...
06 Jul 2020
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COVID-19-Influenza Combination Test Granted FDA Emergency Use Authorization

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA Silver Spring, MD, USA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third diagnostic test for detection and differentiation of the viruses that cause flu and COVID-19 in individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Atlanta, GA, USA). More...
06 Jul 2020
Image: ErbaLisa COVID-19 IgM ELISA kit (Photo courtesy of Erba Mannheim)

Transasia Launches COVID-19 IgG Antibody Kits with 98% Accuracy and at 20% Cost of RT-PCR Tests

Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd. (Mumbai, India) has announced wide availability of its recently launched ELISA antibody test kits through its pan-India network of over 50,000 diagnostic labs. More...
06 Jul 2020
Image: Almost half of asymptomatic COVID-10 pateints show an immune response (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Immunity to COVID-19 Higher Than Serological Tests Suggest

A new study shows that many people with mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 demonstrate a T-cell-mediated immunity, even if they have not tested positively for antibodies. More...
06 Jul 2020
Image: Fujifilm’s AI Platform, REiLI Chosen by ASST Vimercate Hospital to Support Operators in Fight against COVID-19 (Photo courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems)

Fujifilm’s AI Platform, REiLI Chosen by ASST Vimercate Hospital to Support Operators in Fight Against COVID-19

Amidst the COVID-19 emergency, ASST Vimercate Hospital (Vimercate MB, Italy) has chosen and implemented Fujifilm Medical Systems’ (Tokyo, Japan) Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, REiLI. More...
03 Jul 2020