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CONDOR platform launches

New £1.3 million national research programme to evaluate coronavirus tests in hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes

Webinar: Prioritising the evaluation of novel coronavirus diagnostics in the UK

Are you from a diagnostics company and keen to know more about CONDOR? The NIHR is holding a webinar on Wed 15 July where you can learn how the UK is prioritising and evaluating novel coronavirus IVDs and ensure your diagnostic gets the visibility and support it needs.

Helping to prioritise rapid COVID-19 testing in UK hospitals

Publication

Working with CONDOR partners the Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative have analysed clinical opinion to pinpoint where rapid COVID-19 testing could have the greatest impact in UK hospitals.

The Conversation: Why we need to test COVID-19 tests

General

During the first peak of the coronavirus pandemic, it became apparent that the processing of the standard COVID-19 test using nasal swab samples, while considered a gold standard, was slow, taking over 24 hours to give results in most cases.