The Pitfalls of At-Home COVID-19 Testing

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, identifying individuals who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in a reliable and timely manner has been a crucial strategy in controlling the spread of the disease. Over the course of the last two years, several at-home tests have been approved or authorized for individuals to quickly and easily test themselves for […]

Seegene develops reagent detecting Covid-19 infection in 30 minutes

Published on Korea Biomedical Review Seegene, a multiplex molecular diagnostics company, said that it has developed a diagnostic reagent that can identify the Covid-19 infection in 30 minutes. Seegene’s new product, Allplex SARS-CoV-2 fast MDx Assay, has obtained the Conformity European In-Vitro Diagnostics (CE-IVD) marking. The company plans to release it to the market after […]

Is the pandemic ending? Is COVID-19 now endemic?

After the global spikes in positive Omicron variant cases in December 2021 and January 2022, February saw a dip in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide. In addition to this, several US states have lifted mask mandates. Large companies like Walmart and Amazon have dropped mask restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals. As of […]

The BA.2 Omicron Variant: Here’s What You Should Know

Although the “original” BA.1 subvariant of Omicron is the dominant form of the SARS-CoV-2 variant worldwide, a subvariant, BA.2 is now spreading rapidly in Asia and in parts of Europe and is reported to be the dominant form of SARS-CoV-2 in Denmark. Cases in India and the UK are on the rise. The subvariant has […]

What experts are saying about the flu-COVID-19 “twindemic”

In 2020, the news broke that the Pfizer and Moderna SARS-CoV-2 vaccines had reached historic milestones. This began the conversation about a roll-out plan and how our lives would be impacted moving forward. At that point in time, many schools around the US were still closed, many workers were still remote and mask-wearing restrictions were […]

Seegene’s High Multiplex PCR Assay Capable of Detecting New Omicron Variant

Published on: PR Newswire The Allplex™ SARS-CoV-2 Master Assay can simultaneously detect the wild-type coronavirus and the Omicron variant in a single test tube Seegene will support countries in need of diagnostics to help slow Omicron’s spread Seegene Inc. (KQ 096530), South Korea’s leading molecular diagnostics company, today confirmed that its Allplex™ SARS-CoV-2 Master Assay is […]

The SARS CoV-2 Lambda Variant: Here’s What You Should Know

Like all RNA viruses, SARS-CoV-2 is prone to mutations—adaptive changes that can alter a virus’ pathogenic potential and other characteristics. These mutations can create distinct variants of the virus, adding complexity to what has already become the most significant global public health challenge since the 1918 influenza pandemic.    On June 15, 2021, the World Health […]

The Rapid Evolution of Seegene’s COVID-19 Solutions

It’s been one year since Seegene produced a complete respiratory diagnostic test that has taken the uncertainty out of differentiating COVID-19 infection from other respiratory illnesses Fast Response In January 2020, before a single patient with SARS-CoV-2 virus had been identified in South Korea, molecular diagnostic company Seegene leveraged its proven automated assay development platform […]

The Future of Diagnostics: Syndromic Assays

How High Multiplex assays that test for many common pathogens at once can accelerate diagnostics and facilitate a higher quality of care When a patient presents with a symptom, many pathogens could be at fault. Standard clinical practice is to take a sample from the patient and perform a diagnostic test or tests for suspected […]