Medtech stocks made a run at a new peak over the past week, but ultimately remained mostly unchanged from the previous seven days. MassDevice’s MedTech 100 Index — which includes stocks of the world’s largest medical device companies — finished last week at 89.3 (Sep. 18), marking a 0.3% gain from the 89.03 points registered at […]
Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) today announced that consumers will be able to order one of its COVID-19 diagnostics online and collect the specimen at home, without visiting a doctor’s office. QuestDirect Active Infection is also available by drive-through at more than 500 Walmart Neighborhood Market locations. Results are interpreted by a physician and provided digitally through the […]
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) announced today that it has self-validated use of its Aptima and Panther Fusion molecular diagnostic COVID-19 assays with pooled patient samples and applied for an FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) for pooled testing. Marlborough, Mass.-based Hologic is the third major company to announce it is seeking such authorization. Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) gained a pooled-sample testing […]
Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) announced that it received FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) for a new laboratory technique for extracting viral RNA. Secaucus, N.J.-based Quest Diagnostics’ new technique is designed to speed up the process of extracting viral RNA from specimens in an effort to expand daily capacity of COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests in the U.S., according […]
The FDA on Friday added two new indications for the use of a Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE:LH) COVID-19 RT-PCR diagnostic: to test people who have no symptoms of the virus or have no reason to believe they’ve been exposed; and to allow pooled testing of up to five samples from different people. The test, which received an emergency […]
The FDA has authorized a Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) test for COVID-19 to be used with pooled samples — the first such authorization by the agency since Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist, started publicly discussing pooled-sample testing about three weeks ago. The authorization, announced Saturday, permits the pooled testing of up to four […]
Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) has received an FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) for an at-home diagnostic test for COVID-19. The Secaucus, N.J.-based testing giant said the test kit is for individuals to self-collect a nasal specimen at home or in a healthcare setting when determined to be appropriate by a healthcare provider. It allows an individual to […]
Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) announced today that consumers can now order a COVID-19 antibody test it launched last week directly from the company, without visiting a doctor’s office. The Secaucus, N.J.-based testing giant said consumers can purchase the antibody test service online for $119 through its QuestDirect business. They will be prompted to schedule an appointment for […]
The FDA has granted two more companies’ COVID-19 tests emergency use authorizations. Tests by Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) and Quidel Corp. (NSDW:QDEL) got the nod for distribution within the U.S. without prior clearance or approval. Quest Diagnostics (Secaucus, N.J.) said it will expand testing with its new COVID-19 diagnostic this week from its high-complexity laboratories in Chantilly, Va., […]
Shares in Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) held steady today after the company met earnings expectations on Wall Street but missed analysts’ sales estimates with its first-quarter results. The Secaucus, N.J.-based company posted profits of $177 million, or $1.27 per share, on sales of $1.88 million for the 3 months ended March 31, for bottom-line growth of 7.9% on sales […]
Pulmonx said yesterday that it named Glen French, the co-founder and CEO of Asthmatx who led it to an acquisition by BSX, to be its new president and chief executive.