Mayo Clinic has licensed the Vyriad IMMUNO-COV™ antibody test that detects and quantifies neutralizing antibodies, the critical subset of antibodies known to protect against SARS-CoV-2 viral infections. IMMUNO-COV is distinct from most existing serology tests which do not confirm the virus-neutralizing function of antibodies they detect.
Mayo Clinic plans to use a slightly modified version of assay to support the nationwide convalescent plasma exchange study and other COVID-19 research efforts. The test will be available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories in late June.
“We are delighted that Mayo Clinic is moving forward with the test, which will expand the availability of this important new addition to the serology testing landscape,” said Stephen Russell, MD, PhD, Vyriad President and Chief Executive Officer.
Vyriad launched IMMUNO-COV last month and is conducting the test at its CLIA-certified laboratory in Rochester, Minn. Healthcare providers and laboratories may order the test and submit blood samples for analysis to Vyriad. For more information, contact IMMUNO-COV@vyriad.com.
Vyriad and Imanis Life Sciences developed IMMUNO-COV in collaboration with Regeneron and the Mayo Clinic.