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HHS invests in diagnostic labs to Expand COVID-19 testing capacity


Last updated 8/18/2020 at 7:46am

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week combined investments of $6.5 million in two commercial diagnostic laboratories to expand capacity to conduct up to 4 million additional SARS-CoV-2 per month.

SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. The investments in Aegis Sciences Corporation  and in Sonic Healthcare USA  will provide critical laboratory equipment supplied by Beckman Coulter Life Sciences  and Thermo Fisher  Scientific and increase staffing and infrastructure to allow the U.S. to perfo...

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