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    FDA authorizes initial two COVID-19 serology tests

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the initial two COVID-19 serology tests which show an estimated amount of antibodies within somebody’s blood. Both tests from Siemens, the ADVIA Centaur COV2G and Attelica COV2G are what are known as”semi-quantitative” evaluations, meaning that they don’t show an exact measurement, but estimate the number of a

    FDA cautions medical services suppliers and clinical lab staff about SARS-CoV-2 viral transformation

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting clinical laboratory staff and health care providers that the FDA is monitoring the potential effect of viral mutations, including an emerging version from the United Kingdom known as the B.1.1.7 variant, on approved SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests, which false negative results can occur with almost any molecular test

    FDA clears new robotically helped surgical gadget for transvaginal hysterectomy

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing of the Hominis Surgical System, a brand new robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that can help alleviate transvaginal hysterectomy in some patients. The Hominis Surgical System is intended for benign hysterectomy (removal of the uterus for non-cancerous conditions) with salpingo-oophorectomy (elimination of one or both fallopian tubes

    FDA issues emergency use approval for T-Detect COVID Test

    Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its T-Detect COVID Exam developed by Adaptive Biotechnologies. The T-Detect COVID Evaluation is a next generation sequencing established (NGS) test to assist in identifying people with an adaptive T cell immune response to SARS-CoV-2, indicating recent or prior infection with SARS-CoV-2.

    FDA approves first AI based COVID-19 non-diagnostic screening

    Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first machine learning-based Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) non-diagnostic testing apparatus that identifies certain biomarkers that are indicative of some kinds of conditions, such as hypercoagulation (a condition causing blood to clot more readily than normal). The Tiger Tech COVID Plus

    Universal microplastics can become ‘centers’ for antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    It is estimated that an average-sized wastewater treatment plant serving approximately 400,000 inhabitants will discharge up to 2,000,000 microplastic particles to the environment every day. Yet, researchers are still learning the ecological and human health impact of these ultra-fine plastic particles, less than 5 millimeters in length, found in everything from makeup, toothpaste and clothes