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Press Releases · September 15, 2022
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A research team funded by the National Institutes of Health has shown that commercially available rapid antigen tests can detect past and present variants of concern and has identified potential mutations that may impact test performance in the future.
Press Releases · September 8, 2022
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NIH has issued two new funding opportunities for diagnostic test manufacturers to develop the next generation of COVID-19 diagnostics.
Press Releases · August 26, 2022
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The NIH announced the winners of the DEBUT Challenge with prizes totaling $130,000
Press Releases · August 26, 2022
Girl uses nasal swab to collect a sample for a COVID-19 test.
A new study that could have immediate implications for COVID-19 testing in schools found that with age-appropriate instructions, school-aged children can successfully use a nasal swab to obtain their own COVID-19 test specimen.
Press Releases · July 28, 2022
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NIH today announced the winners of its NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge (NTAC) for Maternal Health, a prize competition for developers of diagnostic technologies to help improve maternal health around the world.
Press Releases · June 29, 2022
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Researchers funded by NIH's RADx Tech program have developed a fast, cost-effective method to detect the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 variants. The team adopted a customizable genotyping approach to identify known variants and subvariants—an approach that can augment current surveillance.
Press Releases · February 17, 2022
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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
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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
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Awards will support innovative technologies to help improve maternal health around the world.
Press Releases · November 3, 2021
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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.