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Video: Cold storage demand up amid coronavirus vaccine news

Video: Cold storage demand up amid coronavirus vaccine news

FOX Business’ Edward Lawrence provided details to on how Thermo Fisher Scientific is building cold-storage freezers to store the future coronavirus vaccine at various points of the supply chain at their site in Asheville, N.C.

Thermo Fisher Scientific unveils saliva PCR test for Covid-19

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced a new direct-from-saliva PCR test for Covid-19 to support extensive, high-frequency surveillance testing. Using raw saliva samples, the Applied Biosystems TaqCheck SARS-CoV-2 Fast PCR Assay streamlines lab workflows, using tools available worldwide to provide reliable data rapidly. In addition to the test, Thermo Fisher Scientific has unveiled the Safe Campus Reopening … Continued

Mass. Company Making Ultra-Cold Freezers to Store COVID Vaccine Seeing Huge Demand

A Massachusetts company is playing a key role in the nation’s coronavirus response. Waltham-based Thermo Fisher Scientific has already helped with testing and protective gear, but now the company is making freezers to store the vaccine. One of the vaccines on the horizon made by Pfizer — an experimental new kind of vaccine made using mRNA … Continued

“Science with a Twist” Podcast: How the Seasonal Flu Collides with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ron O’Brien speaks with Dr. Stephen Young, an expert in Microbiology, with a background in pathology, virology, and infectious diseases. They discuss what we should know during the potential viral storm produced by the collision of the seasonal flu and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Waltham-based Thermo Fisher Scientific Prepares COVID-19 Vaccine Freezers

With coronavirus vaccines potentially becoming available before the end of the year, a Waltham-based company is set to play a pivotal role in how health care facilities store them. Dr. Alex Esmon is general manager of cold storage at Thermo Fisher Scientific, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Ultra Low Temperature (ULT) freezers. He … Continued

“Science with a Twist” Podcast: Insights on COVID-19 Vaccine Development

In this episode, Ron O’Brien speaks with Mary Kay Bates, Senior Cell Culture Scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Mary gives us an inside look into the complex world of vaccine development and why developing one for COVID-19 has been so different.

Inovio Partners With Thermo Fisher to Bolster COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday that Thermo Fisher Scientific would manufacture the drug developer’s experimental coronavirus vaccine, as it looks to boost the supply ahead of large trials this month. The company said it plans to have 100 million doses of its vaccine, INO-4800, in 2021 through its third-party manufacturers.

Video: Lenexa’s Thermo Fisher involved in fight against COVID-19

Three hundred new workers at the Thermo Fisher factory in Lenexa are making shipping tubes they’ll use to send COVID tests to the labs.

“Science with a Twist” Podcast: How does a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) test work?

Hundreds of thousands of people are being tested for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) around the world and the tests themselves are a crucial starting point in efforts to flatten the spread of the virus. This episode of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Science with a Twist podcast talks with Senior Director of Genetic Sciences, Joshua Tratta who explains how … Continued

Manufacturer adds 300 jobs in Johnson County to produce materials for COVID-19 tests

Thermo Fisher Scientific, a Massachusetts-based medical device firm, will bring 300 new jobs to Lenexa, KS as the company looks to ramp up production of materials for COVID-19 tests for a federal contract.