SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Visby Medical™, an infectious disease diagnostic company, received Phase 2 funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative. The RADx initiative aims to combat SARS-CoV-2 and increase national testing capacity for COVID-19.
“The continued support from NIH through the highly competitive RADx initiative is a testament to Visby Medical’s credibility and commitment to stopping the spread of serious infections such as COVID-19,” says Adam de la Zerda, Founder and CEO of Visby Medical. “This funding is instrumental in implementing high-volume production lines to accelerate our manufacturing capabilities and meet the demand. We are humbled by this generous support of the NIH that will help scale our production of Personal PCRs.”
“Visby Medical has the potential to completely change infectious disease diagnostics by creating a fundamentally new and different testing paradigm,” says Dr. Gary Schoolnik, Chief Medical Officer at Visby Medical and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University specializing in infectious diseases. “Visby has shortened the testing process and introduced a rapid PCR diagnostic for COVID-19.”
Visby Medical’s single-use, palm-sized Personal PCR platform is expected to provide a sample-to-result