We are here to help laboratories overcome their SARS-CoV-2 testing challenges so they can better address the world’s urgent public health concerns. We are working closely with laboratories around the world to deliver the nucleic acid isolation, automation, real-time PCR, antibody testing, and vaccine development solutions they need to rapidly respond to these challenges. Our top priority is to provide the technology and support to meet these needs.
SARS-CoV-2 Testing Products
Improve the Efficiency of Coronavirus Testing
This is a challenging time for laboratories working on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, we will describe how PerkinElmer is helping the community address this urgent public health concern. We will share details on immediately deployable solutions that can equip labs with viral nucleic acid isolation set up, extraction and detection to efficiently process thousands of tests every day.
SARS-CoV-2 real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests, can be inaccurate in two ways, as can all diagnostic assays. A false-positive result mistakenly identifies a person as infected, resulting in unnecessary quarantine and contact tracing. False-negative results are far more problematic because infected people may not isolate themselves and can infect others.Read More
Accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2 is critical for both patient treatments, as well as control of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many factors need to be considered when choosing a workflow to use for SARS-CoV-2 detection.Read More
Accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 testing is critical when determining if someone is infected and needs to be quarantined and/or treated for a coronavirus infection. Real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays are the tool of choice for determining if someone has an active viral shedding of SARS-CoV-2. RT-PCR assays reverse transcribe the viral RNA into DNA for amplification and subsequent identification of target regions.Read More
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the disease known as COVID-19, is now a global pandemic. This novel coronavirus was first observed in humans in December of 2019 and sequenced by multiple teams over the next month (Wu et al., 2020; Zhu et al., 2020; Chan et al., 2020).Read More
The CDC limits IRR’s SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic reagent distribution to US state and/or local labs qualified to perform seasonal influenza surveillance testing and to local labs approved by their state public health laboratory to perform SARS-CoV-2 testing. Only CLIA facilities with appropriate equipment, training, and demonstration of testing proficiency can be considered.Read More
An advanced laboratory dedicated to leading Wales’ national Covid-19 testing has been established in Cardiff, thanks to collaboration between Public Health Wales and one of the world’s leading diagnostics companies.Read More
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 24, 2020-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Company’s New Coronavirus RT-PCR test.Read More
EUROIMMUN is one of first European manufacturers of diagnostic testing to provide CE-marked antibody detection systems to support COVID-19 diagnostics
The Anti-SARS-CoV-2 ELISAs for immunoglobulin classes A and G from EUROIMMUN, a PerkinElmer, Inc. company (NYSE:PKI), have received the CE mark and can now be applied to COVID-19 diagnostics. The PCR test EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2 has been submitted for CE mark.Read More
FDA Provides Emergency Use Authorization to PerkinElmer for Serological Test to Identify COVID-19 Antibodies
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2020-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for EUROIMMUN’s (a PerkinElmer company) Anti-SARS-CoV-2 ELISA (IgG) serology test.Read More