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Looking Back on 2020 at Oceanit

  Nobody, including Oceanit, expected 2020 to be the chaotic and surreal a year that it was. In our 35 years in business, the Oceanit family has not experienced a local and global situation like this. From the global pandemic to incomplete or absent leadership and government policies, there were many reasons to be

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Oceanit's 2019 intern class

IN THE NEWS | Invest In Interns To Build Hawaii’s Future, Civil Beat

When Oceanit's Patrick Sullivan was invited to submit an essay to Honolulu Civil Beat's IDEAS section, he wanted to share a positive message during this chaotic year. He decided to talk about Oceanit's summer intern program and how with weRead more
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IN THE NEWS | Oceanit News Update October 20th

Oceanit continues to earn local and national media coverage for our work during the ongoing global pandemic; both in direct response to our ASSURE-19 rapid saliva test development and on our efforts to help Hawai’i rebuild stability and sustainability in

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assure19 covid test

PRESS RELEASE | National Institutes of Health approves next round of ASSURE-19 funding under the RADx ‘Next’ program

Honolulu, HI | Oceanit Laboratories received approval from NIH for next round funding under the RADx initiative, receiving an additional $250,000 for further development of the ASSURE-19 rapid Covid-19 saliva test. With this latest round of funding, Oceanit will have

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IN THE NEWS | The call for rapid, point-of-need Covid-19 testing

In an opinion piece for the Civil Beat Ideas Section, State Representatives, Bob McDermott (House District 4: Ewa, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry and Iroquois Point) and Gene Ward (Hawaii House Minority Leader) called for CARES Act funds to be applied

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XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing competition

PRESS RELEASE | Oceanit selected as a semi-finalist for the XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing competition

September 16 | Oceanit’s ASSURE-19 Covid-19 test was selected as a semi-finalist from a pool of nearly 700 teams from around the world competing for the XPRIZE for Rapid Covid Testing. Oceanit will now perform blind proficiency testing on inactiveRead more

IN THE NEWS | The Aloha Protocol for a safer reopening with ASSURE-19

As Oceanit moves ahead with in-vitro and in-vivo testing for the ASSURE-19 rapid point-of-need test kits, Hawaii is seeing high, sustained counts for new covid-19 cases each day. Oahu reentered lockdown last week with the U.S Surgeon General, Jerome Adams

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PRESS RELEASE | ASSURE-19 begins clinical testing to acquire FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Oceanit and the Queen’s Medical Center have started patient trials with ASSURE-19 rapid point-of-need Covid-19 tests as of Saturday, August 22. Oceanit is collaborating with Dr. Todd B. Seto, Queen's Medical Center's director of research and John A. Burns SchoolRead more
assure19 reopening the economy

IN THE NEWS | ASSURE-19 Featured in the Star Advertiser

With the recent announcement of continued support from the National Institutes of Health RADx initiative, Oceanit's ASSURE-19 rapid point-of-need COVID-19 test progress was featured in the news from several local outlets. Oceanit is focusing on quickly bringing ASSURE-19 to market,Read more
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PRESS RELEASE | Oceanit’s ASSURE-19 test kit awarded NIH RADx funding, set to begin clinical trials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oceanit Laboratories’ ASSURE-19 rapid point-of-need COVID-19 test has been selected for continued support by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADxSM) initiative, to fill the nation’s critical need for rapid, simple, and affordableRead more