*NEWS: Quidel Says It Has COVID-19 Test

This article was previously published by SoCalTech, with whom OCSN has a partnership:

San Diego-based Quidel, which develops rapid diagnostic testing products, says it has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its real-time RT-PCR test intended to detect COVID-19.

The company said the testing authorization is limited to laboratories certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA).

The company says it has manufactured kits, which it claimed are now in transit to customers, and that it is ramping production on its PCR testing kits.

The company did not say how soon it expects tests to be run through its systems, or how many tests it would be able to support.


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Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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