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Pulling Together To Fight COVID-19


Published on March 23, 2020

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Mayo Clinic, and Roche Get FDA Approval to Help in Fight Against COVID-19.

As we all pull together in the fight against COVID-19, it is encouraging to read details about the FDA’s fast tracking of COVID-19 diagnostic tests under federal Emergency Use Authorization provisions. Clearly, innovation continues to aid in the fight against this pandemic. New diagnostic tests from Thermo Fisher Scientific and Mayo Clinic have now joined Roche’s <24-hr. FDA approval last week of the cobas SARS-COV-2 test. We look forward to news of their arrival in our communities.

In the ideal world, all of our closures, isolation, and social distancing would flatten the coronavirus curve faster than the FDA green lights can shine. COVID-19 is ugly, but by using our science and technology talent to speed up testing options and vaccine development, we can help our global community restore full health and prosperity.

Full Article on Fast Tracking COVID-19 Tests


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