PRESS RELEASE | Oceanit selected as a semi-finalist for the XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing competition
Oceanit’s ASSURE-19 Covid-19 test was selected as a semifinalist from a pool of nearly 700 teams from around the world competing for the XPRIZE for Rapid Covid Testing. We will now perform blind proficiency testing on inactive virus samples sent to us by the XPRIZE Foundation as the next step towards becoming a finalist for the award.
The Aloha Protocol for a safer reopening with ASSURE-19
As Oceanit moves ahead with in-vitro and in-vivo testing for the ASSURE-19 rapid point-of-need test kits, Hawaii is seeing high, sustained counts for new covid-19 cases each day. Check out the latest articles and coverage of ASSURE-19 from the Washington Post, Hawaii Public Radio, and Honolulu Star Advertiser.
ASSURE-19 Featured on Hawaii News Now, Honolulu Star Advertiser, and Pacific Business News
Oceanit is focusing on quickly bringing ASSURE-19 to market, organizing manufacturing so that we can provide schools, emergency responders, and airports with a simple saliva test to make high-risk situations safer. This phase of funding and work will help with regulatory compliance and approval, as well as support for accelerating a ‘go to market’ timeline and scale manufacturing.
KITV Island News – Patrick K. Sullivan Discusses ASSURE-19
On Monday, August 3rd, Dr. Sullivan joined KITV 4’s Evening Island News program for a live interview about ASSURE-19’s progress. Hosts Mika Miyashima and Brenton Awa on heard about our progress, how the test works, scale up plans, and how ASSURE-19 has the potential to reopen Hawaii. Click to watch.
Hawaii Public Radio: Bytemarks Cafe
Dr. Patrick Sullivan joined Hawaii Public Radio Host, Burt Lum on the Bytemarks Cafe program to discuss Oceanit’s development of ASSURE-19. With the opening up of Hawaii’s economy dependent on rapid, reliable, and available COVID-19 testing, they discussed how can Hawaii keep up and overcome test supply shortages. Click to read more.