How do SARS-CoV-2 variants affect PCR assays for COVID-19 testing?

How do SARS-CoV-2 variants affect PCR assays for COVID-19 testing?

Researchers have identified several variants of SARS-CoV-2 since they sequenced the original viral strain responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic from clinical samples in Wuhan, China. Four variants, UK (B1.1.7), B1.1.7 +E484K, South African (B1.351, 501v2) and Brazilian (B1.1.28, P1), are of particular concern. The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that these variants have the potential to...

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Biosearch Technologies, UMDNJ Stellaris® Probe Alliance - NextGen Gene Expression™, SNP FISH™, and iceFISH™ in Research and Clinical Applications

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Biosearch Technologies Launches Improved RNA FISH Design Software

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Blogging about Stellaris™ RNA FISH at Singlemoleculefish.com

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Special Summer Offer from Biosearch

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Biosearch Technologies and Intelligent Medical Devices, Inc. (IMDx) Finalize cGMP Oligo Supply and Licensing Agreements for Molecular Diagnostic Testing (IVD) Products

Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

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Holiday Savings at Biosearchtech.com!

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Posted on Thu, Dec 02, 2010 @ 10:12 AM

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Biosearch Technologies Licenses Access to the New CDC "PDM" H1N1 Signatures

Posted on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 @ 08:08 AM

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Biosearch Technologies and DuPont Qualicon Finalize Agreements for Food Safety Dx

Posted on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 @ 09:24 AM

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Biosearch Technologies and Seegene Finalize Oligonucleotide Supply and BHQ®, CAL Fluor® and Quasar® Licensing Agreements

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Posted on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:39 AM

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Visit Biosearch at IVD Technology's Virtual Conference and Tradeshow

Posted on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 @ 02:32 PM

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Biosearch Technologies Awarded Phase II Army SBIR Grant

Posted on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 @ 09:41 AM

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Biosearch Technologies Expands Licensing of QIAGEN Scorpions® Patents

Posted on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 @ 08:41 AM

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Biosearch Technologies Signs Exclusive License for Single Molecule FISH Technologies from UMDNJ

Posted on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 @ 08:07 AM

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Buy One qPCR Probe & Get One FREE

Posted on Fri, May 14, 2010 @ 09:21 AM

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New Product Line! ValuPanel™ Reagents

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Biosearch Technologies Expands Licensing of Roche Patents to Manufacture Kits Targeting the in-vitro Diagnostic Industry

Posted on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 @ 09:37 AM

Biosearch Technologies today announces that the company has expanded its licenses from Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. ...
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Biosearch Technologies Issued Two New Patents

Posted on Wed, Mar 03, 2010 @ 01:50 PM

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Holiday Business Hours

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BIOSEARCH TECHNOLOGIES TAKES LICENSE TO CDC H1N1 SIGNATURES AND INFLUENZA A SUB-TYPING PATENT

Posted on Wed, Nov 04, 2009 @ 07:47 AM

Biosearch Technologies announced today that the company has licensed from the CDC the novel H1N1 Influenza signatures ...
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Micronics Acquires License to Biosearch Technologies’ Nucleic Acid Assay Chemistries

Posted on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 @ 01:16 PM

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DoD Issues SBIR Grants to Biosearch Technologies

Posted on Thu, Oct 08, 2009 @ 08:13 AM

Biosearch Technologies has been selected for two Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants from the Department ...
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Biosearch Technologies Takes License to the Roche 5' Nuclease Patents

Posted on Thu, Oct 01, 2009 @ 07:08 AM

Biosearch Technologies has ground breaking news to announce today.  We licensed a family of patents covering practice ...
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Biosearch Technologies' Response to the Recently Filed Complaint Alleging Patent Infringement

Posted on Tue, Sep 22, 2009 @ 03:23 PM

Biosearch Technologies has received a complaint for alleged patent infringement filed in the U.S. District Court for ...
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Biosearch Technologies is adding more COLOR to qPCR

Posted on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 @ 02:07 PM

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