The Corona Initiative, PBC

Business Name: The Corona Initiative, PBC
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Business Description:

The initiative is a web portal sponsors academic and independent study on CoV-19. The initiative is started by Robert Rhinehart, partner of MarsBio. MarsBio is a biotech venture capital and supports the initiative. [2] [3] [4]

City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: USA
Data/Evidence of Effectiveness: N/A
Complimentary Products Needed to Perform Test: in development
Setting of Care: N/A
Current Status / Clinical Development Stage / Expected Milestones: The COVID-19 Response website launched by MarsBio claimed the product was currently in validation and would be on the market soon [4]
Funding & Ownership : Funded by MarsBio (a synthetic bio, biotech and deep tech venture capital fund)
Business Model: Through the initiative, MarsBio is intended to sponsor scientific projects in CoV-19 diagnostics, containment and treatment. The initiative also works on study of neutralizing antibody and viral capsid structure, virus pseudotype production, and antibody therapy. [6]
History & Origins : MarsBio funded various types of CoV-19-related projects, including breathtronics, EpitopeRX vaccine, N95 masks and hand sanitizer. [7]
Date EUA Issued: in development
Sources: “[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]”
Organization: Robert Rhinehart (founder of Soylent, partner of MarsBio)
Time to Result: expected to be faster than serological antigen tests [5]
Test Sample Type: saliva samples [5]
Technology Overview: lateral flow assay for whole virus and virus particle detection [5]
Testing Type: saliva antigen test [5]
Test Category: Other
Test Name: Viral Direct Detection At Home Test
Clinical Application & Need: acute infection

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