COVID-19 Update: Molecular Diagnostics, Immunoassays, Vaccines, Telehealth and Other Areas -

DUBLIN--()--The "COVID-19 Update: Molecular Diagnostics, Immunoassays, Vaccines, Telehealth and Other Areas" report has been added to's offering.

For years, the analyst has covered the fields of molecular diagnostics, immunoassays, vaccines, and telehealth. These all find themselves both sought-after and challenged during the current COVID-19 crisis. This report provides trending developments, company announcements, and analysis from the analysis team on the fast-breaking events in the COVID-19 epidemic.

Particular sections address the most important market changes:

Molecular Diagnostics: It's important to note that the entire molecular testing concept originated in the midst of a crisis, at that time of the AIDS crisis, and has since been brought to bear on a number of emerging and mature infectious disease categories. COVID-19 has seen the molecular in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry bring out its best efforts in terms of fast test RT-PCR tests for their systems, point of care solutions, syndromic tests, high throughput systems and surge production on badly needed kits.

Immunoassays: Never have immunoassays been of such worldwide attention, as antibody tests are greatly sought. With this, come concerns about accuracy levels on broad populations and greater knowledge about development times. There are now immunoassays in development. We track these efforts and provide commentary on the role of these tests in a threat so far dominated by molecular diagnostics.

Vaccines: The analyst look at the vaccines in development and the struggles with vaccine discovery and manufacturing in other pandemics. Companies developing vaccines are featured.

Other Traditional IVDs: With many hospitals shut down across the globe, what is the impact and expected future of standard in vitro diagnostic testing? - from company statements made both publicly and directly to the analyst.

Remote Patient Monitoring: Already a healthcare trend that was catching on but perhaps struggling to convince payors of its critical necessity, remote patient monitoring, and telehealth transformed overnight with social distancing policies and relaxed HIPAA rules. But will market players be crowded out by traditional phone and web video companies?

This report does not seek to provide a data-driven market assessment due to the rapidly-changing situation but does provide analyst commentary that may assist customers needing to work out models. Some of the market estimates provide foundational bases on which to judge potential market impact. Commentary and analysis from the analysts who have studied markets in some cases for decades add understanding to the current, often chaotic, market atmosphere. Further publications and surveys from the analyst will provide additional market impact data.

No one company has the solution to COVID-19. Multiple companies have solutions to one problem or part of the solution, and companies are partnering to build strength and distribute products. As part of its coverage, the report mentions the following companies:

  • Abbott
  • Amaro Lab of the University of California (UC), San Diego
  • Avellino Lab USA
  • BGI
  • BioFire
  • Biofourmis
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bruker
  • Cepheid
  • Clover
  • Credo Diagnostics Biomedical
  • Diagnostics for the Real World
  • DiaSorin Molecular
  • Dynavax
  • Emerald Organic
  • EpiGentek
  • Fluxergy
  • GE Healthcare
  • Generation Bio
  • Genetic Signatures
  • GenMark Diagnostics
  • Gilead Science
  • Green Cross
  • Hackensack Meridian Health, Center for Discovery and Innovation's (CDI)
  • Henry Schein
  • HiberGene Diagnostics
  • Hologic
  • JLK Inspection
  • Johnson & Johnson (J&J)
  • Kleo
  • Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)
  • Luminex
  • Medtronic
  • Mesa Biotech
  • Mobidiag
  • Molbio Diagnostics
  • NeuMoDx
  • PerkinElmer
  • Persivia
  • Philips Medical
  • Primer Design
  • Qiagen
  • QuantuMDx
  • Quest
  • Quidel
  • Roche
  • Surgisphere
  • T2 Biosytems
  • Thermo Fisher
  • ThermoGenesis
  • Todos Medical
  • Vir
  • Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
  • Xencor

Key Topics Covered:

1. SARS-Cov-2 Recent Developments

  • Molecular Testing, So Far, Remains At Forefront
  • Antibody SARS-Cov-2 Tests Move Forward
  • Overall Diagnostics Testing Taking a Hit
  • When Will Surgeries - and Related Diagnostic Testing - Resume?
  • Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic Spread Will Focus Attention on Testing
  • Continuous Introduction and Authorization of New Test Products
  • U.S. Government Response
  • Background
  • Origins of SARS-Cov-2
  • FDA Provides Reference Sequence Data for SARS-Cov-2
  • Countermeasures in Development
  • Will We See Fundamental Change in IVD?

2. Molecular Diagnostics and SARS-Cov-2

  • The Molecular Diagnostics Industry is Large and Capable
  • Fast EUAs as FDA Moves to Speed Availability of Covid-19 Tests
  • Test Approvals
  • Mesa Handheld Mdx Test Ships
  • Syndromic Approach to Covid-19: Qiagen
  • Abbott Id Now Becomes National Symbol of Poc Response
  • Luminex Coronavirus Panel Gets FDA Emergency Authorization
  • BGI Gets EUA for Rt-PCR Coronavirus Test
  • Quidel Receives Expanded Approval
  • Neumodx Coronavirus Test Gets Emergency Authorization
  • T2 Adds Coronavirus Test to Panels, Per Health Network Deal
  • Perkinelmer Gets Regulatory Nod in the U.S. for Coronavirus Test
  • Roche Offers Multiple Commercial Kits
  • Thermo Fisher Gets CE Mark for the Taqpath Covid-19 Rt-PCR Test Kit
  • Mesa Biotech Gets Emergency Authorization for Poc Coronavirus Test
  • Fluxergy Seeks Emergency Authorization for 1-Hour Coronavirus Test
  • Genetic Signatures Seeks CE Mark for Coronavirus Diagnostic
  • Emerald Organic, Todos Medical Team on Covid-19 Tests
  • Bruker, Primer Design Sign European Distribution Deal for Coronavirus Test
  • Impact of Large Systems and Small Poc Systems
  • Molecular Point of Care

3. Bottlenecks

  • Practical Challenges and Scaling of Test Resources
  • Test Equipment and Worker Ppe Remain An Issue
  • SARS-Cov-2 Replication in Upper Respiratory Track Seen as Culprit
  • Hais a Worry
  • are Coronavirus Patients With Negative Throat Swabs Truly Virus-Free?
  • Patients May Continue to Shed Virus After Symptom Clearance
  • Viral Load/ Symptom Connection: Conflicting Studies
  • MPOC S are Approved; Full Impact Yet to Be Seen
  • Qiagen Says It Ramped Up Production to Meet Shortage of Rna Extraction Kits

4. Covid-19 Immunoassays

  • Antibody-Based Testing Taking Shape

5. Other Test Categories Impact: Critical Care, Chemistries

  • Critical Care Analysis
  • Other Covid-19-Related Tests

6. Vaccines and SARS-Cov-2

  • Early Efforts and a First Trial Dose
  • Analysts: Technology, Not Demand Challenge
  • Production Consideration
  • 3D Atomic Scale Map Could AId Vaccines

7. Boost for Remote Patient Monitoring Seen in SARS-Cov-2 Crisis

  • Congressional Action
  • Hippa Penalties Relaxed
  • Unique Opportunities in Telehealth/Telemedicine
  • Companies in the Market
  • Recent Developments

8. A Role for Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Introduction
  • Diagnostic Applications

9. Therapeutics and Covid-19

  • FDA's Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (Ctap)
  • Selected Therapeutic Approaches

10. Respiratory Equipment in Extreme Demand

  • Ventilators
  • CPAP Devices and Covid-19 Patient Usage
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Recent EU Activity
  • Cares Act
  • Defense Production Act

11. Research Laboratory Operations Impacted

  • NIH Shifts Noncritical Research to Maintenance
  • Survey: Nearly Half of All Life Science Labs Around the World are Currently Closed
  • Survey: Covid-19 Causes Long-Term Disruptions to Clinical Trials

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For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900