NIBIB RADx Tech Timeline

This timeline represents both major milestones ( blue icon representing major milestones in the RADx Tech program ) and details ( orange icon representing detailed an-events ) for the RADx Tech program. 

 

 

April 2020

RADx initiative launches

April 24, 2020

P.L. 116-139 Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act is signed into law; provides funding for RADx initiative

April 29, 2020

RADx initiative launches

Press Release

May-June 2020

Projects submitted and review process begins; 400 proposals were started in the first 24 hours

Quidel Sofia test receives first point-of-care (POC) emergency use authorization (EUA).

July 22, 2020

RADx initiative leadership publishes NEJM article

July 31, 2020

$248.7 million awarded for seven Phase 2 contracts for POC and Lab testing

Press Release

August 2020

A total of 716 applications are submitted

August 11, 2020

Submission portal closes due to overwhelming response

September 2020

More than 19 million tests produced this month

September 2, 2020

$129.3 million awarded for nine Phase 2 contracts for POC and Lab testing

Press Release

October 2020

More than 21 million tests produced this month

October 6, 2020

$98.4 million awarded for six Phase 2 contracts for POC and Lab testing

Press Release

October 7, 2020

Luminostics, Inc. receives FDA EUA for POC test

October 15, 2020

Sonic receives FDA EUA for multiplex assay of COVID-19 and influenza

October 28, 2020

Illumina Inc. receives FDA EUA for lab-based test

November 2020

More than 25 million tests produced this month

December 2020

More than 28 million tests produced this month

December 15, 2020

  • Ellume is the first over-the-counter (OTC) home test to receive FDA EUA | Press Release
  • Mesa enters agreement with NBA to test players, staff and coaches

December 17, 2020

MatMaCorp receives FDA EUA for POC test - EUA revoked Aug. 3, 2021

December 22, 2020

Quidel receives FDA EUA for QuickVue POC test

 

January 2021

More than 37 million tests produced this month

January 5, 2021

Illumina and Helix collaborate with CDC to develop national surveillance infrastructure for COVID-19 variants

Quanterix receives FDA EUA for lab-based test

January 7, 2021

Mesa Biotech, Inc. receives FDA EUA for POC test

January 21, 2021

$36.7 million awarded for three Phase 2 contracts for POC testing and Lab Products

Announcement

February 2021

More than 52 million tests produced this month

February 2021

  • DOD awards Ellume $231.8 million contract to increase test production
  • Study to evaluate at-home testing using the My Data Helps app launches
  • Aegis announces expansion of diagnostic testing with Walgreens at more than 3,000 locations

    February 8, 2021

    Visby Medical receives FDA EUA for POC test

    February 26, 2021

    Fluidigm Corp., Inc. receives FDA EUA for lab-based test

    March 2021

    More than 57 million tests produced this month

    March 1, 2021

    Quidel QuickVue at-home test with prescription receives FDA EUA, will be used to evaluate at-home testing app

    Press Release

    March 5, 2021

    Implementation guide and K-12 playbook added to the When to Test website

    Broad Institute receives FDA EUA for lab-based test

    March 23, 2021

    $29.3 million awarded for four Phase 2 contracts for POC and Lab testing

    Announcement

    March 31, 2021

    NIH-CDC self-testing intervention launches

    Press Release

    April 2021

    More than 59 million tests produced this month

    April 13, 2021

    Qorvo receives FDA EUA for POC test

    April 20, 2021

    PathogenDx receives FDA EUA for lab-based test

    April 23, 2021

    $65 million awarded for four Phase 2 contracts for POC, home testing, and wastewater surveillance

    Announcement

    April 29, 2021

    RADx initiative is one-year old

    May 2021

    More than 90 million tests produced this month

    May 19, 2021

    $3 million award for one Phase 2 contract for POC and home test

    June 2021

    More than 103 million tests produced this month

    June 7, 2021

    RADx Tech II solicitation opens. Closed on June 28, 2021.

    A total of 100 applications were submitted.

    July 2021

    More than 160 million tests produced this month

    July 16, 2021

    GenBody receives FDA EUA for POC test

    August 2021

    More than 160 million tests produced this month

    Sept. 2021

    Sept. 1, 2021

    $13 million award for one Phase 2 contract for lab-based test to detect variants

    More updates to come as the RADx Tech program continues.

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