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PRESS RELEASE | Oceanit selected as semifinalists in the XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing competition

September 16 | Oceanit’s ASSURE-19 Covid-19 test was selected as a semifinalist 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
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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

IN THE NEWS | Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project Updates

Oceanit hosted a virtual community presentation and Q&A forum on July 30th, 2020 to provide an 'Informational Status Update Briefing' on the Ala Wai Canal Flood Mitigation Project. Members of the community dialed into the remote meeting to hear fromRead more

IN THE NEWS | SPARK Day: Scanite Smart Sensing Cement

On Thursday, July 30th, Oceanit hosted an invitation-only, virtual SPARK day event in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Shell Oil Company. SPARK stands for Special Presentation of Advanced Research & Knowledge. These targeted events focus on

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IN THE NEWS | ASSURE-19 Clinical Testing with The Queen’s Medical Center

Oceanit and our partners are continuing to build momentum and garner attention on our COVID-19 testing efforts during this global pandemic. The Honolulu Star Advertiser recently spoke with CEO Patrick Sullivan for the latest updates on Oceanit’s ASSURE-19 development. The

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IN THE NEWS | Ian Kitajima is a Hero of Aloha

Tech Sherpa and self-professed Oceanit troublemaker Ian Kitajima was nominated by a member of the community as a Hero of Aloha, a new recognition program championed by Star Advertiser. These Heroes of Aloha are chosen for helping move our Hawaiian

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IN THE NEWS | ASSURE-19 Spit Test Development

Following Oceanit’s participation in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) shark tank, Oceanit was featured on Hawaii News Now and Hawaii Public Radio to talk about our ASSURE COVID-19 test development. ASSURE stands for ‘Accelerated

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