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BioReference Laboratories Capitalizes on Increasing Demand for Rapid POC SARS-CoV-2 Tests

360Dx NEW YORK – On Opko’s conference call to discuss its fourth quarter earnings results, subsidiary BioReference Laboratories emphasized the demand it has seen for rapid point-of-care tests for SARS-CoV-2 as the pandemic rages on.  BioReference Executive Chairman Jon Cohen said on the call that the laboratory has performed 100,000 rapid SARS-CoV-2 tests to date, adding that […]

New Rapid COVID Testing Sites In New York City Expected To Accelerate Reopening

CBS 2 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s anticipation and excitement for families who will soon be able to see loved ones living in nursing homes in New York. This announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo also included big news about rapid testing, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported Friday. “I believe reopening is going to be accelerated by testing,” Cuomo said. More places in New […]

How the NFL navigated COVID-19 this season: 959,860 tests, $100 million and zero cancellations

ESPN Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had his barber tested for COVID-19 to ensure a safe trim. Then he turned to a game of Uno for late-night entertainment. Former Lions QB Matthew Stafford spent a week isolated in a hotel, traveled by private plane to Minneapolis and started a game without taking a single practice snap. […]

Data that sheds light on New York State’s decision to re-open large arenas

WKBW When KeyBank Center opens up to spectators, the Buffalo Sabres front office will have some data to draw upon from New York State’s experiment with the two Buffalo Bills playoff games in January. BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — When KeyBank Center opens up to spectators, the Buffalo Sabres front office will have some data to […]

How The NFL Pulled Off a Safe Super Bowl LV Halftime Show in the Middle of a Pandemic

Billboard Completing the 2020-2021 NFL season in the midst of a pandemic was already a herculean task. But putting on a traditional Super Bowl halftime show inside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, as COVID-19 continues to rage across the nation seemed like a bridge too far after a year when live performance and […]

Seahawks COVID-19 Testers Chosen As Honorary 12 Flag Raisers For Wild Card Weekend

Seahawks The “Seahawks Swab Team” is a big reason why the 2020 season was even possible, and they’re being honored for their extremely dedicated work testing players and staff day in and day out at the VMAC. All season long, the honor of raising the 12 Flag has gone to people and organizations who have […]

How To Succeed When You’ve Never Done The Job Before

Forbes Leading the third-largest COVID testing lab in the United States amid a pandemic, was not something Dr. Jon Cohen learned how to do in medical school. His career in healthcare administration and politics didn’t fully prepare him for this experience either. As Executive Chairman of BioReference Lab, Cohen had to apply a critical skill […]

Labs Struggled With Surge in Covid-Testing Demand; How One Made It Through

Wall Street Journal BioReference Labs shut down temporarily in July in a controversial move that helped it win new business and prepare for the coming flu season Technicians processed incoming Covid-19 tests at BioReference Laboratories in Elmwood Park, N.J. ELMWOOD PARK, N.J.—In early July, as coronavirus surged across the U.S., one of the nation’s biggest laboratories involved […]

Media Alert: Update on NFL COVID-19 Testing

“On August 22, BioReference Laboratories reported an elevated number of positive COVID-19 PCR test results for NFL players and personnel at multiple clubs. The NFL immediately took necessary actions to ensure the safety of the players and personnel. Our investigation indicated that these were most likely false positive results, caused by an isolated contamination during […]