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Press Releases · February 17, 2022
Covid Virus
The National Institutes of Health’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx®) Tech program is working to identify necessary elements of at-home COVID-19 diagnostic test kits that may be used independently by people with disabilities.
Press Releases · December 29, 2021
side view of woman using nasal swab
NIH RADx Tech Independent Test Assessment Program provides support for FDA authorization of two rapid at-home COVID-19 tests.
Press Releases · December 7, 2021
tech accelerator challenge for maternal health
Awards will support innovative technologies to help improve maternal health around the world.
Press Releases · November 3, 2021
smart phone in person's hands
The NIH RADx initiative today announced the launch of the When To Test Calculator for Individuals, a companion to the version for organizations introduced last winter. By responding to just a few prompts, the new individual impact calculator indicates whether a person should get a test—now or soon.
Press Releases · October 26, 2021
researchers in white coats
NIH is investing about $74.5 million over five years to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. Under its new Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) program.
Press Releases · October 25, 2021
hands holding COVID test
NIH is investing $70 million from the American Rescue Plan to help bring more high-quality, at-home tests onto the market in the U.S. in coordination with the FDA. NIH’s new Independent Test Assessment Program (ITAP) will establish an accelerated pathway to support FDA evaluation of tests with potential for large-scale manufacturing.
Press Releases · October 14, 2021
packaging and testing device
The NIH RADx initiative announced today that it has issued contract awards totaling $77.7 million to develop and manufacture 12 new rapid diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The home and point-of-care testing platforms target the need for high-performance, low-cost home tests and point-of-care tests that can potentially detect multiple respiratory infections.
Press Releases · August 25, 2021
Image of the internal workings of the Eucovent
NIBIB selected three winning teams for designs that excel according to four criteria: the significance of the problem being addressed; the impact on clinical care; the innovation of the design; and the ideation process or existence of a working prototype.
Press Releases · June 30, 2021
holding a test sample
In a study that compares rapid antigen and laboratory PCR approaches for COVID-19 serial screening, researchers affiliated with the NIH RADx initiative reported results from 43 people infected with the virus.