HHS invests in diagnostic labs to Expand COVID-19 testing capacity
August 18, 2020
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...