This EUA authorization decision by the FDA successfully expands saliva-based testing access and availability through the validation of the SDNA-1000 saliva collection system on the broader range of platforms and assays currently being used by labs across the nation for immediate and seamless integration. Qualified commercial RNA extraction chemistries include Perkin Elmer, Thermo Fisher, Roche, and Qiagen.
“Saliva is a more robust biomaterial to facilitate molecular testing,” said Stephen Fanning, CEO of Spectrum Solutions. “Collected samples consistently demonstrate higher levels of testing accuracy, and the SDNA-1000 also offers the highest levels of safety by inactivating the live virus mitigating risks of exposure from the collection through shipping, to sample processing at the lab.”
Spectrum’s biomaterial collection system additionally provides:
- Mass-testing scalability and integration through validated and supported processes
- EUA authorized for over 10 days of post-collection stability for COVID-19 saliva samples with no degradation in sample efficacy
- EUA validated viral inactivation data
- First device authorized for at-home and unassisted sample self-collection
“The SDNA-1000 was engineered to innovate molecular diagnostic applications using saliva,” said Jeremy Johnson, VP of Engineering at Spectrum Solutions. “It’s exciting to offer labs the opportunity and freedom to explore additional DNA or viral RNA avenues for combating this pandemic and other viral infections with a safer biomaterial and a single biosample collection device.”