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Friday, March 5th, 2021

BARDA expands relationship with Ortho on COVID-19 test

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) expanded its partnership with Ortho Clinical Diagnostics to accelerate the development of a COVID-19 antigen test. The Vitros antigen test is designed for the rapid detection of the virus that causes COVID-19. It is intended for... Read More »

CIA launches lab mechanism to drive technology innovation

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials said the department has launched its CIA Labs, its first lab mechanism designed to drive science and technology breakthroughs amid intelligence challenges. “Some phenomenal innovations have come from CIA over the years, and with CIA Labs, we’re now... Read More »

Bill addresses COVID-19 spread prevention

Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) have introduced a measure they said is designed to help prevent COVID-19 spread via a pilot program requiring air traveler temperature checks at TSA screenings. The Fly Safe and Healthy Act establishes a 120-day pilot program via the TSA to... Read More »