Ginkgo Bioworks and XpresCheck Receive Award to Expand CDC’s Traveler-Based SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Program In U.S. Airports
Concentric by Ginkgo, the biosecurity and public health initiative of
The joint biosecurity effort, which started as a pilot program last year, has grown to become the nation’s first large-scale, sustained travel biosecurity platform, currently operating in four of the busiest international airports in the
The program is slated to expand its footprint with additional testing sites in the existing airport locations along with a new location at
“Through our close partnership with
“Building upon the foundation we previously established amidst the height of the pandemic, the evolution of this program is biosurveillance at scale, and we believe will deliver a further fortified frontline defense to the identification of and protection against COVID-19,” stated
Ginkgo is building a platform to enable customers to program cells as easily as we can program computers. The company's platform is enabling biotechnology applications across diverse markets, from food and agriculture to industrial chemicals to pharmaceuticals. Ginkgo has also actively supported a number of COVID-19 response efforts, including K-12 pooled testing, vaccine manufacturing optimization and therapeutics discovery. For more information, visit www.ginkgobioworks.com.
About XpresSpa Group, Inc.
XpresSpais a leading airport retailer of wellness services and related products, with 26 locations in 13 airports globally.
- Treat is a travel health and wellness brand that is providing on-demand access to healthcare through technology and personalized services, including two domestic airport locations.
- XpresCheck is a leading provider of Covid-19 screening and diagnostic testing with 15 locations in 12 domestic airports. XpresCheck is also partnered with
CDCand Concentric by Ginkgo, conducting biosurveillance monitoring in its airport locations to identify existing and new SARS-CoV-2 variants.
- HyperPointe is a leading digital healthcare and data analytics relationship company serving the global healthcare industry.
To learn more about XpresCheck, visit: www.XpresCheck.com
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To learn more about HyperPointe, visit: www.HyperPointe.com
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