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’.

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IN THE NEWS | Oceanit’s ASSURE-100 in Honolulu Civil Beat

Oceanit recently spoke with journalist, Eleni Avendaño, about the ongoing trials and development of ASSURE rapid tests. Oceanit’s ASSURE is currently in clinical trials in multiple locations as the rapid tests advance towards submission to the U.S. FDA for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

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Need For and Use of Rapid COVID-19 Testing In Hawaii Grows

COVID-19 tests are likely to remain part of our new normal, even as the overall pandemic situation stabilizes in Hawaii, says Civil Beat’s Eleni Avendaño in a new article published on June 3rd.

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Despite Vaccines, the Need for Rapid COVID-19 Tests Remains

The need for rapid COVID-19 tests will certainly continue throughout 2021, despite the great progress made on vaccines.  Shots will reach everyone who wants them, sooner or later, but perhaps not as quickly as we may like.  Rapid tests could be made available right now, without a prescription, so we don’t have to wait months for the vaccine to arrive.

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IN THE NEWS | The call for rapid, point-of-need testing gets louder

In Civil Beat this week, reporter Stewart Yerton explored how the calls for fast, frequent and cheap Covid-19 tests are growing stronger by the day. Experts agree that rapid tests can be the critical piece of the puzzle to solve the spread of Covid-19. By detecting infectiousness rather than just presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, we can effectively quarantine those who would readily spread the disease – regardless of if that person exhibits or experiences symptoms or not.

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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.

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.

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.

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