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Webinar: RADx Tech - Two Years in Retrospect and the Future in Perspective

Dr. Bruce Tromberg reflects on the RADx Tech experiment and experiences. He will also share his thoughts about future challenges and opportunities. Read MoreAboutWebinar: RADx Tech - Two Years in Retrospect and the Future in Perspective »

Webinar: Beyond Epitope Mapping

Using Deep Mutational Scanning to Generate a Complete Map of SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Antibody Escape Mutations Read MoreAboutWebinar: Beyond Epitope Mapping »

Webinar: Communicating COVID Safety Practices

In this talk we share two related public education initiatives, My COVID Toolkit and WhenToTest Read MoreAboutWebinar: Communicating COVID Safety Practices »

Webinar: Immune Control and Evasion of Viral Infection

The Walker Laboratory focuses on learning from patients to determine how the body fights back against viral infection. Read MoreAboutWebinar: Immune Control and Evasion of Viral Infection »

Webinar: Pathogen Surveillance for Emergent Epidemics

In this talk, we will discuss how the Rockefeller Foundation's Pandemic Prevention Institute is building a collaborative, global network that will ensure data are translated into public health action and pathogen containment. Read MoreAboutWebinar: Pathogen Surveillance for Emergent Epidemics »

Webinar: The Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Effects on Viral Detection Tests

On February 25, 2022, The RADx initiative created a Variant Task Force (VTF) to assess the impact of emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants on diagnostic testing. Read MoreAboutWebinar: The Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Effects on Viral Detection Tests »

POCTRN Solicitation 2022

Do you have a promising point-of-care medical technology in need of further development? Read MoreAboutPOCTRN Solicitation 2022 »

Webinar: The Epidemiology of Omicron

On January 18, 2022, Dr. Bill Hanage will discuss the current knowledge of Omicron epidemiology based on observations from early outbreak areas. Read MoreAboutWebinar: The Epidemiology of Omicron »

Webinar: Overview of Long COVID

Jason Maley, MD discusses his work on recovery and long-term outcomes for patients and families after critical illness and COVID-19 Read MoreAboutWebinar: Overview of Long COVID »

Independent Test Assessment Program (ITAP)

To accelerate regulatory review and availability of high-quality, accurate, and reliable over-the-counter COVID-19 tests to the public.  Read MoreAboutIndependent Test Assessment Program (ITAP) »

Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines: How did we get here and where are we going?

Please join us as we review how the currently available COVID-19 vaccines were developed and the evaluation process that led to their emergency use authorizations. Read MoreAboutWebinar: COVID-19 Vaccines: How did we get here and where are we going? »

Up to 100K and Mentorship Available for Innovative Neurotechnologies

POCTRN at CIMIT seeks groundbreaking collaborative research projects in the early stages of translation to improve the diagnosis and/or treatment of disorders of the nervous system. Read MoreAboutUp to 100K and Mentorship Available for Innovative Neurotechnologies »

RADx Tech: A New Paradigm for MedTech Development

IEEE Special Issue highlighting the insights, lessons learned, and critical components of RADx Tech Read MoreAboutRADx Tech: A New Paradigm for MedTech Development »

Acceleration of Sustainable K-12 School Re-openings for In-person Learning

How testing can, and should, be integrated into school re-openings as the final step to build confidence in the safety of in-person learning Read MoreAboutAcceleration of Sustainable K-12 School Re-openings for In-person Learning »

The RADx Tech Process

Accelerating Innovation for COVID-19 Testing Read MoreAboutThe RADx Tech Process »

RADx Webinar: The Epidemiology of COVID-19

What can we learn from this pandemic and from past pandemics, like HIV, to help us turn the corner on this one and prepare for the next one? Read MoreAboutRADx Webinar: The Epidemiology of COVID-19 »

WhenToTest.org

The calculator compares testing options and gives organizations the data they need to make informed decisions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Read MoreAboutWhenToTest.org »

Future potential of Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx Tech) in molecular diagnostics

While necessity is the mother of invention, anomalies have formed the basis for most disruptive discoveries that seed innovations in the sciences. Read MoreAboutFuture potential of Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx Tech) in molecular diagnostics »

POCTRN Solicitation 2021

Do you have a promising point-of-care medical technology in need of further development? Read MoreAboutPOCTRN Solicitation 2021 »

RADx Pooling Task Force

Pooling Overview, Key Development Challenges for Central Laboratories and Point of Care (POC) Solutions, Regulatory Guidance for Pooling, and Implementation Examples Read MoreAboutRADx Pooling Task Force »

Global View of COVID-19: A Pan-African Perspective

Our panelists are leaders in their country's response to addressing the pandemic in the face of limited resources. Read MoreAboutGlobal View of COVID-19: A Pan-African Perspective »

RADx Tech Webinar Series: A Year of RADx Tech

Please join us as we recognize the accomplishments of this past year's RADx Tech program. Read MoreAboutRADx Tech Webinar Series: A Year of RADx Tech »

Webinar: Insights from User Discussions on COVID-19 Testing in Non-Traditional Settings

A Northwestern team led by Kara Palamountain will be presenting preliminary findings and takeaways on user needs and opportunities for COVID-19 testing Read MoreAboutWebinar: Insights from User Discussions on COVID-19 Testing in Non-Traditional Settings »

NIH LIVE QA Session

Watch Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director, and Dr. Bruce Tromberg, NIBIB Director discuss the first seven technologies contracted with the NIH RADx program. Read MoreAboutNIH LIVE QA Session »

PathogenDx Receives Federal Grant From the NIH As Part of the RADx Program

The capital will be used to scale up testing capacity of PathogenDx's Microarray Assay for COVID-19 testing nationally Read MoreAboutPathogenDx Receives Federal Grant From the NIH As Part of the RADx Program »

3M and MIT Researchers Developing a Rapid Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

The goal is a new, highly accurate, mass-produced low-cost diagnostic device that delivers results in minutes. Read MoreAbout3M and MIT Researchers Developing a Rapid Diagnostic Test for COVID-19 »

RADx Tech COVID19 Webinar Series: As the Coronavirus Pandemic Unfolds...

Andrew J. DiMeo, Sr., Ph.D. discusses user centered design for the rapid acceleration of diagnostics for COVID-19 Read MoreAboutRADx Tech COVID19 Webinar Series: As the Coronavirus Pandemic Unfolds... »

Francis Collins Testifies Before Congress, May 7, 2020

Watch Dr. Francis Collins testifies before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions as part of a hearing titled “Shark Tank: New Tests for COVID-19  Read MoreAboutFrancis Collins Testifies Before Congress, May 7, 2020 »

NIH Announces $1 Million Prize Competition to Target Global Disease Diagnostics

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to offer supplementary support for designs that can be developed into products on a rapid timeframe Read MoreAboutNIH Announces $1 Million Prize Competition to Target Global Disease Diagnostics »

POCTRN CRAASH 2020

Check out the scenes from the kick-off session. Read MoreAboutPOCTRN CRAASH 2020 »

POCTRN Solicitation 2020

Do you have a promising point-of-care medical technology in need of further development? Read MoreAboutPOCTRN Solicitation 2020 »

GLUE Lecutre Series: Channeling your Inner MacGyver

Engineers and physicians working together to creatively and effectively address clinical needs in low resource settings. Read MoreAboutGLUE Lecutre Series: Channeling your Inner MacGyver »

GLUE Lecture Series: Tales from the ICU

Learn from critical care specialists about ICU opportunities for technological innovation. Read MoreAboutGLUE Lecture Series: Tales from the ICU »

Webinar: Ensuring Success of Point of Care Technologies with a Systems Engineering Approach

James Stahl, MD, CM, MPH discusses how a Systems Engineering approach to developing disruptive point-of-care technologies can help overcome the many barriers to successful clinical adoption. Read MoreAboutWebinar: Ensuring Success of Point of Care Technologies with a Systems Engineering Approach »

RADx: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADxsm) initiative was formed to accelerate the development, validation, and commercialization of innovative point-of-care and home-based tests, as well as improvements to clinical laboratory tests, that can directly detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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In the News 

Two New Over-the-Counter At-Home COVID-19 Tests Brought to U.S. Market Quickly by Biden-Harris Administration

New HHS actions add to Biden administration efforts to increase access to easy-to-use over-the-counter COVID-19 tests

NIH RADx initiative expands COVID-19 testing innovation for additional types of rapid tests

The need for new test verification and regulatory support for innovative diagnostics

NIH-funded screening study builds case for frequent COVID-19 antigen testing

RADx partnerships speed new COVID testing

One Year of RADx Tech Success

Publication reveals essential ingredients of the groundbreaking NIH RADx national diagnostics effort 

Innovative COVID-19 Testing RADx Tech Reports Unveiled in Special Issue of IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Luminostics Announces FDA Authorization and Production Scale-Up of US-Manufactured Smartphone-Based COVID-19 Rapid Test

RADx Expects COVID-19 Portfolio to Accelerate an Era of At-Home Infectious Disease Testing (Login Required)

VIC Foundry, Inc. Receives NIH RADx Funding for Development of an At-home Molecular Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

Ceres Nanosciences Opens Advanced Particle Manufacturing Plant in Northern Virginia to Expand Nanotrap® Particle Manufacturing Capacity for COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing: Three Breakthrough Solutions in the RADx Initiative

NIH Director: Collaboration Amid Chaos, and Biden’s First 100 Days - How Francis Collins sees the COVID response changing with the new administration

The National Strategy From the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

Winners of HHS Design-a-thon to Develop Innovative Digital Health Tools for COVID-19 At-Anywhere Diagnostic Tests Announced

The Need for More and Better Testing for COVID-19