Gold standard COVID-19 testing

MHL is built on the foundation of its scientific team, which has years of infectious disease academic research experience. This team is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, having developed two high-quality COVID-19 tests that have been used more than 100,000 times at testing sites in Ontario. “We are focused on researching optimalContinue reading “Gold standard COVID-19 testing”

McMaster innovations in respiratory illness swabbing

McMaster HealthLabs benefits from the expertise of world-renowned scientists and researchers who have made significant contributions to advance testing for infectious disease. Dr. Marek Smieja, McMaster HealthLab’s Scientific Director, was part of the team that developed the Gold Standard swab for testing respiratory illness. The Flocked Swab – COPAN SwabGold Standard Test for COVID-19 andContinue reading “McMaster innovations in respiratory illness swabbing”

COVID-19 Innovation: McMaster Molecular Medium (M3) – high volume testing that helps preserve the supply chain

The only way to keep up with the COVID-19 virus is to test faster than ever before. Global shortages of nasal swabs and other virus testing supplies, including transport media that preserve the integrity of collected samples, challenge these efforts. Stepping up to solve this problem, MHL Research Director Dr. David Bulir created McMaster MolecularContinue reading “COVID-19 Innovation: McMaster Molecular Medium (M3) – high volume testing that helps preserve the supply chain”

Ontario funds research to increase testing capacity and accuracy

The Government of Ontario is funding research to optimize robotic liquid handling, specimen pooling, and sample preparation to increase testing capacity, speed, and reliability. This project will increase Ontario’s COVID-19 testing capacity and accuracy, while reducing biological risks. The Disease Diagnostics & Development Group in the Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton is collaborating withContinue reading “Ontario funds research to increase testing capacity and accuracy”