Chembio Develops Rapid COVID-19 Test
Chembio Diagnostics, a Long Island based leading point-of-care diagnostic company, which focuses on developing tests for infectious diseases, on March 20 said it obtained the order from Bio-Manguinhos for its DPP COVID-19 IgM/IgG System. Chembio’s product is a single-use, rapid point-of-care test that detects certain antibodies to COVID-19 in blood via fingerstick, using a handheld analyzer. The company uses a patented technology requiring a small drop of blood from the fingertip and a disposable test to provide results in approximately 15 minutes. (Read more)
Chembio and LumiraDx Announce COVID-19 Strategic Partnership
Chembio Diagnostics announced that it has entered into a worldwide strategic partnership with LumiraDx Limited to develop point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for the detection of the COVID-19 virus and IgM and IgG antibodies on both the LumiraDx and Chembio DPP platforms. (Read more)
Congratulations to Dr. Iwao Ojima and his team, Dr. Martin Kaczocha, Dr. Robert Rizzo (ICB&DD) and Dr. Lloyd Trotman (Cold Spring Harbor), who received a $4.2 million five- year grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Their project entitled “Development of the Next Generation of FABP5 Inhibitors to Treat Prostate Cancer” will investigate a specific fatty acid binding protein (FABP) inhibitors for the treatment of drug- resistant and metastatic prostate cancer, either by themselves or in combination with other therapeutics. Read more and SOM News
Message from the Director
Dr. Iwao Ojima, Distinguished Professor and Director, ICB&DD
Welcome to the Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery
The primary objective of ICB&DD is to establish a world-class “ Center of Excellence” in chemical biology and drug discovery at Stony Brook. The rapid and impressive advancement of chemical biology in the last decades clearly demonstrated that solutions for vast majority of medical problems rely on the understanding of the molecular basis of diseases, therapeutic targets, drug actions, and drug resistance. ICB&DD promotes highly productive interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research bridging the West, East and South campuses as well as Brookhaven National Laboratory to attack major and significant biomedical problems to find solutions including the discovery of novel therapeutic drugs. ICB&DD significantly contributes to the advancement of a truly comprehensive biomedical research enterprise from molecular science to clinic at Stony Brook.