IN THE NEWS | The call for rapid, point-of-need testing gets louder
In Civil Beat this week, reporter Stewart Yerton explored how the calls for fast, frequent and cheap Covid-19 tests are growing stronger by the day. Experts agree that rapid tests can be the critical piece of the puzzle to solve the spread of Covid-19. By detecting infectiousness rather than just presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, we can effectively quarantine those who would readily spread the disease – regardless of if that person exhibits or experiences symptoms or not.
Honolulu Civil Beat – Widespread, Frequent COVID-19 Testing ‘Can Wipe This Off The Planet’
Senior business writer, Stewart Yerton mentioned Oceanit’s ASSURE-19 tests in his Civil Beat article as a possible solution to the expensive, delayed, and low-availability PCR testing in the State of Hawaii. Click to read more.
KITV Island News – Patrick K. Sullivan Discusses ASSURE-19
On Monday, August 3rd, Dr. Sullivan joined KITV 4’s Evening Island News program for a live interview about ASSURE-19’s progress. Hosts Mika Miyashima and Brenton Awa on heard about our progress, how the test works, scale up plans, and how ASSURE-19 has the potential to reopen Hawaii. Click to watch.
Honolulu Star Advertiser: Hawaii coronavirus saliva test could help turn pandemic’s tide
CEO Dr. Patrick Sullivan spoke to The Star Advertiser’s Mindy Pennybacker about how the ASSURE-19 rapid “spit test” can help to protect lives and responsibly help to restore the economy and the unique ‘capture and detector molecule’ approach to COVID-19 respiratory disease detection. Click to read more.
Hawaii News Now – COVID-19 Spit Test
Oceanit welcomed Hawaii News Now to our Downtown Honolulu labs to introduce the ASSURE-19 rapid diagnostic test. Pat Sullivan, CEO of Oceanit joined HNN host, Mahealani Richardson to discuss our recent progress, participation in NIH’s RADx program. Click to read more.
Hawaii Public Radio: Bytemarks Cafe
Dr. Patrick Sullivan joined Hawaii Public Radio Host, Burt Lum on the Bytemarks Cafe program to discuss Oceanit’s development of ASSURE-19. With the opening up of Hawaii’s economy dependent on rapid, reliable, and available COVID-19 testing, they discussed how can Hawaii keep up and overcome test supply shortages. Click to read more.