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.
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 | ASSURE-19 begins clinical testing to acquire FDA Emergency Use Authorization
Oceanit and the Queen’s Medical Center have started patient trials with ASSURE-19 rapid point-of-need covid-19 tests as of Saturday, August 22. Oceanit is collaborating with Dr. Todd B. Seto, QMC’s director of academic affairs and research, to obtain critical test data. This is the beginning of the journey to acquire US Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
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.
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.