ThermoGenesis’ Rapid COVID-19 Serological Test Kit Featured on FOX40 News Story Titled: “Rancho Cordova Company Develops Antibody Test to Detect COVID-19 in Minutes”
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 2, 2020 — ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: THMO), a market leader in automated cell processing tools and services in the cell and gene therapy field, announced today that it was featured on a FOX40 news segment titled, “Rancho Cordova Company Develops Antibody Test to Detect COVID-19 in Minutes,” regarding the Company’s SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) IgM/IgG Antibody Fast Detection Kit. Requiring just a single drop of blood, the Kit is intended for professional use and will deliver results — with no lab equipment necessary — in less than 10 minutes, at the point-of-care. The Kit is designed to allow pre-screening for COVID-19 infections as well as identification of individuals who have encountered the virus and have developed protective immunity.
As announced on March 31, ThermoGenesis is currently conducting validations of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) IgM/IgG Antibody Fast Detection Kit in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation, “Policy for Diagnostic Test for Coronavirus Disease – 2019 during the Public Health Emergency: Immediately in Effect Guidance for Clinical Laboratories, Commercial Manufacturers, and Food and Drug Administration Staff issued on March 16, 2020 for Serological Diagnostics.” The Company will notify the FDA upon completion of validation, prior to product launch.
The FOX40 News is accessible via the link below:
The Company has also updated its website to include information on the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) IgM/IgG Antibody Fast Detection Kit. The website update is for educational purposes and will allow users to better understand how the antibody test works and how to evaluate the results. Please visit the link below:
“From the point that you have your blood dropped, three minutes later you know the results,” Philip Coelho, chief technology officer at ThermoGenesis Corp., told FOX40. Mr. Coelho also noted that the FDA is fast-tracking products related to the virus “So, they’re particularly interested in encouraging the types of technologies that will help assist a safe transition back to a working state of the country,” Coelho said.
Inquiries from health professionals and the media about the Kit should be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc.
ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc. develops, commercializes and markets a range of automated technologies for CAR-T and other cell-based therapies. The Company currently markets a full suite of solutions for automated clinical biobanking, point-of-care applications, and automation for immuno-oncology, including its semi-automated, functionally-closed CAR-TXpress™ platform, which streamlines the manufacturing process for the emerging CAR-T immunotherapy market. For more information about ThermoGenesis, please visit: www.thermogenesis.com.
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