Webinar: Identifying SARS-CoV-2 Mutations



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AUSTIN, Texas (June 11, 2021) – DARK Daily today announced the June 16, 2021 free webinar, “Identifying SARS-CoV-2 Mutations: A Microarray Multiplex Alternative to Next Generation Sequencing or q-RT-PCR for Rapid COVID-19 Variant Identification.” This webinar brings clinical and public health labs and research institutions up to date on SARS-CoV-2 variant detection and the best options now available for identifying SARS-CoV-2 mutations.

As multiple COVID-19 variants emerge globally, it has become imperative to quickly and cost-effectively identify these strains to mitigate their risks. However, while variant identification used to be simple, it’s now very complex. Therefore, clinical lab directors, researchers, and public health officials need to know their options, as well as which are the most efficient, accurate, and cost-effective. Not just for today’s known variants, but a technology that can assure ‘future-proof’ for tomorrow’s unknown variants.

During this webinar, you will learn how your lab can meet the challenges of efficiently testing for COVID-19 variants. Expert speakers Michael E. Hogan, PhD, of PathogenDx, and Stephen Young, PhD, of TriCore Reference Laboratories, will explain the challenges of COVID-19 variant testing via NGS or q-RT-PCR variant assays, and shed new information about the PathogenDx DetectX-Cv Variant assay using a multiplex microarray for Clade Variant Adaptive Surveillance (CVAS). This CVAS technology is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program. 

 During this 60-minute program, and you will:

  • Learn how to accelerate the detection of COVID-19 variants significantly.
  • Understand the limits of SARS-CoV-2 RT-qPCR and differences from sequencing.
  • Explore how a single COVID-19 variant test enables on-site detection with same-day results while reducing lab time and costs—adding profitability.
  • Discover the ease of implementation into a lab environment.
  • Have the opportunity to connect directly with the panel during a Q&A session.

This webinar will feature lessons learned and best practices for lab staff and address commonly asked questions about microarray multiplex technology.

Identifying SARS-CoV-2 Mutations: A Microarray Multiplex Alternative to Next Generation Sequencing or q-RT-PCR for Rapid COVID-19 Variant Identification” is available for free, live access Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 1 PM EST and on-demand thereafter.

Click here to register and get more info on this webinar.

For additional info, contact: Amanda Curtis, 512-264-7103

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