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Oceanit’s new virus test reaches global semifinals

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JULY 24
                                Honolulu engineering firm Oceanit is developing a spit-in-cup COVID test and has been selected as a semifinalist in the XPRIZE Foundation’s COVID-19 testing competition. Oceanit CEO and founder Patrick Sullivan shows a virus test kit. 

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JULY 24

    Honolulu engineering firm Oceanit is developing a spit-in-cup COVID test and has been selected as a semifinalist in the XPRIZE Foundation’s COVID-19 testing competition. Oceanit CEO and founder Patrick Sullivan shows a virus test kit. 

Oceanit’s “spit-in-tube” test, ASSURE-19 — which aims to be easily self-administered, in the manner of a home pregnancy test, and produce a result in three to 10 minutes at an estimated cost of $20 — was selected from a pool of nearly 700 teams. Read more

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