Aytu BioScience Announces Global Agreement to Distribute Pinnacle IVD Corporation’s 15-Minute COVID-19 Antigen Test

Pinnacle Plans to Scale U.S. Manufacturing Capacity to 25 Million Tests Per Month

Cost-Effective 15-Minute Rapid Antigen Test Demonstrates 100% Specificity for COVID-19 Detection When Compared with RT-PCR

ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / September 8, 2020 / Aytu BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:AYTU), a specialty pharmaceutical company (the “Company”) focused on commercializing novel products that address significant patient needs announced today that the Company has signed an agreement to distribute the Pinnacle CovID RAD Rapid Antigen Detection Test worldwide. The rapid antigen test, which delivers results in fifteen minutes, tests for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen via a nasopharyngeal sample and can be conducted without the use of laboratory equipment.

Pinnacle IVD Corporation plans to scale U.S. manufacturing capacity for the CovID RAD Rapid Antigen Detection Test to 25 million tests per month.

The CovID RAD Rapid Antigen Detection Test was developed by U.S.-based Pinnacle IVD Corporation, a leader in

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Hundreds of Veterans to Receive Convalescent Plasma in VA Test

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced plans for randomized testing of 700 veterans on the effectiveness of convalescent plasma in treating COVID-19, amid an open feud between public health agencies on its therapeutic value.

“This trial will go a long way toward helping in the fight against COVID-19,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said. In the test, focused on veterans who are sick with the virus, and hospitalized as VA medical centers around the country, some will get convalescent plasma and some will receive a placebo for comparison.

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The randomized test, announced Aug. 28, is part of an effort to begin providing data on the long-term effectiveness of convalescent plasma. VA went public with its plan days before the National Institutes of Health stated Tuesday that evidence was lacking to prove whether the treatment worked, or might cause

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ILAFFT: What caused an unexpected loss of power during a Sea King test flight?

PUBLISHED: 15:50 09 September 2020 | UPDATED: 15:56 09 September 2020

Sea King (c) Airwolfhound, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Sea King (c) Airwolfhound, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


If it was working before… An unexpected loss of power challenges a Search and Rescue pilot during a test flight − and offers a broader lesson on coping with emergencies | Words: Al Potter

Images in the article are for illustration purposes, not the aircraft involved in the story

It was the mid-nineties and I was a new pilot flying Search and Rescue Sea Kings for the Royal Air Force. This was, simply, my dream job. Like others in the operational category of co-pilot, I was also authorised as a captain for training flights.

One day, after one of my twenty-four-hour periods on duty in Yorkshire, we had an urgent

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Why NLSIU is holding its own entrance test, the exam format, and what happens to CLAT scores

a laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table: NLAT explained: Why NLSIU is holding its own entrance test, the exam format, and what happens to CLAT scores

© M Saraswathy
NLAT explained: Why NLSIU is holding its own entrance test, the exam format, and what happens to CLAT scores

On September 3, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, decided that it would go ahead and conduct its own entrance examination for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Called the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT), 2020, this home-based online entrance exam will be held on September 12.

NLSIU took this decision after the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), 2020, was postponed to September 28 amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The exam was to be held on September 7 but has been postponed due to the regional lockdown in Bihar and West Bengal because of the pandemic.

But the sudden decision to conduct its own examination has sent students into a tizzy. They have a lot of questions about the exam, on how it will be held

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Revel’s electric mopeds return to NYC with new in-app safety test and mandatory helmet selfies

Revel has announced it’ll be resuming its electric moped service in New York City starting today, with new protective measures for riders like a mandatory in-app safety test and a requirement that all riders take a selfie of themselves wearing a helmet before they’ll be allowed to ride. The company worked with the City of New York in developing the new safety measures, and city officials have signed off on the new plan.

Revel suspended its service in late July after two customers were killed and one was critically injured while riding the shared electric mopeds. At the time, the company had said that it would be “reviewing and strengthening our rider accountability and safety measures” in light of the accidents.

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Cause, effect and the need to test for COVID-19 | Marsha Mercer

Marsha Mercer

Marsha Mercer

A wise editor of mine used to say, “Wet streets don’t cause rain.”

John’s point, of course, was not to confuse cause and effect. I’ve thought about his warning often since President Donald Trump began his counter-narrative about coronavirus testing.

As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 soared this summer, Trump repeatedly blamed the tests for causing the cases.

Testing “makes us look bad,” he tweeted in June.

At the Tulsa rally a few days later, he said, “I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please.’”

His aides tried to pass that remark off as a joke, but Trump said, “I don’t kid.”

“Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn’t test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases,” he tweeted in July.

And, he told reporters, “When you test you create cases.”

That’s all wrong. Pregnancy tests don’t create babies.

Not only

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Rivian to test its electric pickup’s ‘adventure’ capability in Rebelle Rally

Rivian is going to test its claim that its R1T electric pickup is adventure-capable in the Rebelle Rally next month.

Ever since coming out of stealth mode with their electric vehicles, Rivian made it clear that they are targeting people who get the most out of their trucks: People who like to go on adventures.

They specifically call their R1T pickup and R1S SUV “electric adventure vehicles.”

Rivian already tested the R1T’s mantel as a support vehicle on The Long Way Up trip in Harley Davidson’s Livewire.

Now they are going to put it to the test in the Rebelle Rally, a 2,000-km (1,243-mile) rally across California and Nevada:

The Rebelle Rally is the longest competitive off-road navigation rally in the United States. The remote rally will take place over 10 days and 2,000 kilometers of stunning roads, dirt roads, trails, dunes, and designated open off-highway vehicle areas across Nevada

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Field Test: Revel Ranger – It Just Wants to Party


Revel Ranger

Words by Mike Levy, photography by Margus Riga
The all-new Ranger is the third bike in Revel’s lineup (remember, the company has only been around for a few years), and it’s also the ”smallest” in their catalog, with 115mm of rear-wheel-travel and a 120mm SID Ultimate on the other end. It’s rolling on 29″ wheels, of course, and Revel makes some bold claims about it, saying that it was made “to enjoy the ups as much as the downs,” and also that it’d be ”right at home at the start line of a race.

So yeah, I think they’re saying it’s fast?

There are three Rangers to choose from – the one pictured here is the $7,199 USD middle child; the AXS-equipped version goes for $9,999, and the GX bike for half that.

Ranger Details

• Travel: 115mm rear / 120mm

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Morrison concerned over 811 question delays, speed of test results

P.E.I.’s chief public health officer is echoing concerns brought to her attention about 811 delays that are preventing people with COVID-19 questions from getting through.

In an interview on CBC News: Compass Thursday, Dr. Heather Morrison said she is worried about the time it is taking for the call centre to return calls, as well as the length of time it takes from the point of testing to getting those results back to the patient.

“I know we have the testing capacity in terms of the lab, and we have been talking about increasing that capacity for a long time but … I’m concerned, and we’re having ongoing discussions right now, with how quickly 811 can return and arrange to call back, and also concerns around the testing and how quickly we can get the testing done,” she said.

Those who develop symptoms in line with COVID-19 and do not

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Google has asked the government to test next-gen Wifi in US cities

  • Google is asking the government to let it test next-generation 6GHz WiFi in dozens of cities across the US, according to filings seen by Business Insider.
  • The company wants to test the new technology in 17 states in total, and several cities within California.
  • 6GHz WiFi will be a major upgrade, but don’t expect it to arrive in devices for some time to come.
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In April, the Federal Communications Commission voted to open up a chunk of spectrum in the 6GHz band that would eventually usher in faster WiFi. 

Unsurprisingly, Google wants in on the action.

The company has requested government approval to test next-generation 6GHz WiFi in dozens of cities, according to Federal Communications Commission filings seen by Business Insider.

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