SpeeDx SARS-CoV-2

SpeeDx Receives CE-IVD Mark for PlexPCR® SARS-CoV-2

SpeeDx Pty. Ltd. announced today it has received CE-IVD marking for its PlexPCR® SARS-CoV-2* assay – a two gene test for the detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of COVID-19. The high-throughput test is compatible with 96- or 384-well qPCR systems and liquid handling robotics to support a streamlined laboratory workflow and accelerate time to result.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted testing laboratories throughout the world as many diagnostic supply companies have struggled to meet testing needs,” said SpeeDx CEO Colin Denver. “This has disrupted supply chains and impacted efficiency across the board. SpeeDx has the advantage of not needing to manufacture target-specific, expensive, and time-consuming testing probes. Our unique technology has allowed us to bulk produce and stockpile universal raw materials, so we are able to rapidly fulfill all our current customers’ orders while having the capacity to supply many more large-volume testing laboratories.”

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*CE-IVD, not available in the US or Australia