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The use of COVID-19 antigen rapid test across European countries

Since March earlier this year, many of us have been living somewhat isolated, quarantined, and unlike never before. COVID-19, a strand of the coronavirus, is a global pandemic affecting countries such as Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, and China, amongst others. Some countries’ efforts to slow the spread of the virus, such […]

Lateral Flow Assays and Applications

Lateral flow assay (LFA) is commonly used in point of care testing because of its great convenience and efficiency. In this article, we are introducing the science behind later flow assays and the applications in the following areas: COVID-19 antibody rapid test Neutralizing antibody test for COVID-19 vaccine development Pregnancy (HCG hormone) test The human […]

Global Spread of COVID-19

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting more than 200 countries around the world and considering that a large number of cases are asymptomatic (or present with very mild symptoms) and that testing has not been performed on the entire population, only a fraction of the SARS-CoV-2 infected population is detected, confirmed through a laboratory test, and officially reported […]

Current Screening Methods For 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.  Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people. This occurred with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, and now with the virus that causes COVID-19. The […]