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PRESS RELEASE | Oceanit Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for ASSURE-100 Rapid COVID-19 Tests

Oceanit receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the ASSURE-100 rapid antigen test for detection of COVID-19.

JAMA Forum | FDA’s Policy Changes for COVID-19 At-Home Diagnostics—Implications for Addressing Other Infectious Diseases and Future Pandemics

In an article from December 23rd, 2021, Scott Gottlieb, MD from the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC discusses how the most enduring technological innovation of the pandemic so far may be the advent of accurate diagnostic tests

NYTimes Opinion | Rapid Tests Are the Answer to Living With Covid-19

On Friday, October 1st, Michael J. Mina, professor of epidemiology and immunology & infectious diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Steven Phillips, vice president of science and strategy at the Covid Collaborative, contributed a guest essay to the New York Times titled, ‘Rapid Tests Are the Answer to Living With Covid-19’.

Testing Surveillance Protocols for Schools

As schools across the country reconvene, administrators are grappling with holding classes in the face of the Delta variant of COVID-19. Coronavirus infections are expected to trend upward, but the New York Times writes that Surveillance may hold the key to keeping the numbers manageable.

COVID-19 Cases Still Growing, Links to Academic Papers

On October 24th, the United States tracked 78,702 new infections of Covid-19, a +32% 14-day change. The same day, 871 new COVID-related deaths were counted, this represents a +15% 14-day change.  Click to find links to important academic papers from experts at Harvard, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Yale University, and more.

PRESS RELEASE | National Institutes of Health approves next round of ASSURE-19 funding under the RADx ‘Next’ program

Oceanit Laboratories received approval from NIH for next round funding under the RADx initiative, receiving an additional $250,000 for further development of the ASSURE-19 rapid Covid-19 saliva test. With this latest round of funding, Oceanit will have access to additional NIH R&D resources through the RADx network of core partners, which can help to expedite moving ASSURE-19 to market.

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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.

Press Release | AUG 20: NIH Funding and Moving to Trials

Oceanit Laboratories’ ASSURE-19 rapid point-of-need COVID-19 test has been selected for continued support by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADxSM) initiative, to fill the nation’s critical need for rapid, simple, and affordable COVID-19 testing. 

Honolulu Star Advertiser: Hawaii coronavirus saliva test could help turn pandemic’s tide

CEO Dr. Patrick Sullivan spoke to The Star Advertiser’s Mindy Pennybacker about how the ASSURE-19 rapid “spit test” can help to protect lives and responsibly help to restore the economy and the unique ‘capture and detector molecule’ approach to COVID-19 respiratory disease detection. Click to read more.