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Thermo Fisher System Authorized for Covid-19 Saliva Testing

By Matt Grossman


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has received an emergency-use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to perform Covid-19 testing on saliva samples collected with its Spectrum Solutions SpectrumDNA SDNA-1000 device, the company said Monday.

The device can allow laboratories to process 8,000 samples in a day, Thermo Fisher said. The company's senior medical director for genetic testing, Manoj Gandhi, said the authorization could help labs meet high demand.


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October 18, 2021 08:33 ET (12:33 GMT)

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