Honolulu Star Advertiser: Hawaii coronavirus saliva test could help turn pandemic’s tide

Oceanit and our partners are continuing to build momentum aaround our COVID-19 testing efforts during the global pandemic. The Honolulu Star Advertiser recently spoke with CEO Patrick Sullivan for the latest updates on Oceanit’s ASSURE-19 development. The article was featured on the newspaper’s Monday front page.

CEO Dr. Patrick Sullivan spoke to The Star Advertiser’s Mindy Pennybacker about the ASSURE-19 rapid “spit test” that can help to protect lives and responsibly help to restore the economy. He discussed how the capture and detector molecules are novel and unique, a truly one-of-a-kind approach to COVID-19 respiratory disease detection and differentiating ASSURE from other saliva tests.

The Star Advertiser article covers our pending clinical testing with The Queen’s Medical Center. Dr. Todd B. Seto, the center’s Director of Academic Affairs & Research, also spoke to the newspaper about how his team will initially test 30 people using both a nasal swab PCR test and ASSURE-19.  Oceanit and Queen’s will compare results and use the data to initiate an expedited approvals process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Click here to read the full article: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/08/03/hawaii-news/local-covid-19-saliva-test-could-help-turn-pandemics-tide-doctors-say/

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