Eurofins Viracor announces the launch of cPass™ Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibody Testing
Eurofins Viracor, a leader in infectious disease testing for over 35 years, announces the launch of cPass™ Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibody test. This test aids in the identification of those who have developed an adaptive immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, which can indicate recent or prior infection. The ELISA-based methodology detects neutralizing antibodies to the receptor binding domain (RBD) of the spike (S) protein. This test has been authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use by laboratories certified under CLIA to perform high complexity tests.
This test can identify if a person has produced neutralizing antibodies in response to a natural COVID-19 infection or inoculation with a COVID-19 vaccine. Neutralizing antibodies are a subset of binding antibodies and are capable of blocking cellular entry of SARS-CoV-2. The cPass™ Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibody test is specific to SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies.
As one of the first commercial labs to deliver COVID-19 testing, Viracor has launched a number of other tests to aid in the detection of SARS-CoV-2. The cPass™ Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibody test joins the robust menu of RT-PCR, IgG and IgM testing to help identify individuals with active or prior COVID-19 cases. Viracor's SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay offers the best sensitivity of the 117 laboratories that have submitted results to FDA's SARS-CoV-2 Reference Panel, with a limit of detection of 180 NAAT Detectable Units/mL1.
Viracor continues to invest in innovation with the upcoming launch of an immune response assay to evaluate Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2-specific cell mediated immunity of CD4+ and CD8+ T Cells by flow cytometry and intracellular cytokine staining.
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With over 30 years of specialized expertise in infectious disease, immunology and allergy testing for immunocompromised and critical patients, Viracor Eurofins is committed to delivering results to medical professionals, transplant teams, reference laboratories and biopharmaceutical companies faster, when it matters most. Eurofins Viracor is passionate about delivering value to its clients by providing timely, actionable information, never losing sight of the connection between the testing it performs and the patients it ultimately serves.
Eurofins Viracor is a subsidiary of Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), a global leader in bio-analytical testing, and one of the world leaders in genomic services. For more information, please visit https://www.eurofins.com/ and https://www.viracor-eurofins.com/ .
About Eurofins – the global leader in bio-analysis
Eurofins is Testing for Life. Eurofins is a global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organization services. Eurofins is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialized and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.
With over 50,000 staff across a decentralized and entrepreneurial network of more than 800 laboratories in over 50 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of a wide range of products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services and in-vitro diagnostic products.
The Group’s objective is to provide its customers with high-quality services, innovative solutions and accurate results on time. Eurofins is ideally positioned to support its clients’ increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the increasing demands of regulatory authorities as well as the requirements of healthcare practitioners around the world.
In 2020, Eurofins reacted quickly to meet the global challenge of COVID-19, by creating the capacity for over 10 million patient tests per month to support efforts to identify and suppress the virus. The Group has established widespread PCR testing capabilities and has carried out over 10 million tests in its own laboratories, is supporting the development of a number of vaccines and has established its SAFER@WORK™ testing, monitoring and consulting programs to help ensure safer environments during COVID-19.
Eurofins has grown very strongly since its inception and its strategy is to continue expanding its technology portfolio and its geographic reach. Through R&D and acquisitions, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and analytical chemistry to offer its clients unique analytical solutions.
Shares in Eurofins Scientific are listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN FR0014000MR3, Reuters EUFI.PA, Bloomberg ERF FP).