A California-based lab that has performed over four million COVID-19 tests joins our network. Welcome, Helix!
April 08, 2021
We are excited to announce that Helix, a population genomics and COVID-19 testing company, has partnered with us to offer testing to schools across the western U.S.:
Helix, with support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program, has scaled to become one of the country’s largest COVID-19 testing labs and is able to process up to 150,000 tests per day if needed. Helix’s COVID-19 testing platform is currently used by schools, health systems, employers, governments, retail pharmacies, and other organizations across the U.S. with a median lab turnaround time of under ten hours.
“Enabling students and faculty to return to in-person learning is an important part of this nation’s COVID-19 recovery efforts,” said Marc Stapley, CEO of Helix. “Through our partnership with Ginkgo, we’ll be able to make our accurate, rapid, and affordable molecular testing accessible to schools, starting in the Western U.S.”
You can read the full press release here.