Hematogenix Unites With 19 Organizations from the Healthcare Community to Form COVID-19 Testing Industry Consortium
TINLEY PARK, Ill., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Widespread accurate testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is one critical aspect needed to limit the spread of the disease. By creating the COVID-19 Testing Industry Consortium, 19 organizations from the healthcare industry have joined forces with a goal to help inform, improve, innovate and accelerate various aspects of testing, ranging from research to clinical diagnostic applications.
The consortium brings together a diverse group of companies with synergistic areas of expertise, including precision medicine, diagnostics, occupational health, pharmaceuticals and clinical testing laboratories, to help provide clarity and potential solutions to COVID-19 testing challenges. To advance the goals of the consortium, members may:
The consortium was organized and is led by Bristol Myers Squibb. Consortium members include:
"As clinical leaders we have the responsibility of serving the critical needs of our community – 19 organizations unite to fight COVID-19," said Dr. Hytham Al-Masri, CEO & President of Hematogenix. "Hematogenix is proud to partner and tackle this tremendous task," Dr. Al-Masri added.
"To uncover innovative ways to improve COVID-19 testing quickly during this global pandemic, it's critical that we break down silos and bring together researchers from different organizations with complementary areas of expertise," said Saurabh Saha, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president, Translational Medicine, Bristol Myers Squibb. "This is just one of the many ways that the healthcare community is working together to help solve the COVID-19 pandemic. BMS is proud to lead this consortium and we look forward to building upon the important work that's already been done in this space."