VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: Manchester researchers lead programme to assess instant testing for COVID-19

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 24/6/2020

Description

Researchers from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and The University of Manchester (UoM) are to assess the effectiveness of tests that may give doctors COVID-19 results in minutes rather than days.

Testing for coronavirus infection could become quicker, more convenient and more accurate, following the launch of the multicentre national programme of research – of which the Manchester project is part – that will evaluate how new diagnostic tests perform in hospitals, general practices and care homes.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/manchester-researchers-lead-programme-to-assess-instant-testing-for-covid-19/

Media coverage

TitleManchester scientists are examining new coronavirus tests that could give you a result in minutes
Media name/outletManchester Evening News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/06/20
DescriptionManchester scientists are running the rule over a new batch of coronavirus tests which could produce results in minutes.

Currently samples are often sent off to laboratories and can take up to 72 hours to produce results.

But researchers from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trusts and the University of Manchester are assessing which new commercially produced testing kits could be provide the quickest and most effective results for the NHS.
URLhttps://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-scientists-examining-new-coronavirus-18478656
PersonsRick Body, Paul Dark, Graham Lord
TitleCoronavirus tests which provide results in minutes to be trialled in the NHS in the North West
Media name/outletITV News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/06/20
DescriptionCoronavirus tests which could give results in minutes rather than days will be tried out in the NHS in the North West as part of a research programme.

Researchers from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester will assess the effectiveness of tests, which could be quicker, more convenient and more accurate, as part of a £1.3 million national programme.
URLhttps://www.itv.com/news/granada/2020-06-24/coronavirus-tests-which-provide-results-in-minutes-to-be-trialled-in-the-nhs-in-the-north-west/
PersonsRick Body, Paul Dark, Graham Lord

Media contributions

TitleOxford Platform to Accelerate Covid-19 Tests Into Use
Media name/outletBloomberg
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date24/06/20
DescriptionJointly led by the University of Oxford and the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the program will put the many tests developed by the life sciences industry to either detect current coronavirus infection or to find out if someone has previously been infected through their paces in hospital, general practice, and care home environments.
URLhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-24/oxford-co-led-platform-to-accelerate-covid-19-tests-into-use
PersonsRick Body, Paul Dark, Graham Lord
TitleNHS to trial coronavirus tests that give results in minutes
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/06/20
DescriptionCoronavirus tests which could give results in minutes rather than days will be tried out in the NHS as part of a research programme.

Researchers from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester will assess the effectiveness of tests, which could be quicker, more convenient and more accurate, as part of a £1.3million national programme.

The Covid-19 National DiagnOstic Research and Evaluation Platform (CONDOR) will evaluate how new diagnostic tests perform in hospitals, general practices and care homes.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8455221/Covid-19-antibody-tests-NOT-game-changers-scientists-warn.html
PersonsRick Body, Paul Dark, Graham Lord
TitleNew coronavirus test with results in minutes rather than days set for hospital trial
Media name/outletPress Association
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/06/20
DescriptionCovid-19 testing with results in minutes instead of days will be tried out in the NHS as part of a research programme.

Scientists from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester will gauge effectiveness of tests, which could be quicker, more convenient and more accurate, as part of a £1.3 million national programme.
URLhttps://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/new-coronavirus-test-results-minutes-18478264
PersonsRick Body, Paul Dark, Graham Lord