ChromaCode’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Expanded by FDA for High-Throughput HDPCR™ SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time PCR Assay


Over six million tests have been performed and analyzed using the HDPCR™ SARS-CoV-2 EUA assay and ChromaCode Cloud™

CARLSBAD, Calif. – February 23, 2022 – ChromaCode, Inc., a company redefining molecular testing through data science, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the Emergency Use Authorization of ChromaCode’s HDPCR SARS-CoV-2 Assay to include several new qPCR instruments and use of 384-well plates, which has the potential to more than quadruple throughput for laboratories.

“Our high-throughput PCR assay combined with our unique ChromaCode Cloud has enabled our customers to run massive test volumes with high reliability and confidence,” said Alex Dickinson, ChromaCode’s co-founder and CEO. “The EUA authorization for use with even more instrument platforms and 384-well plates will enable labs using ChromaCode’s assay to continue to rapidly scale and meet the demand for high-volume testing while delivering excellent accuracy and variant inclusivity.”

ChromaCode’s HDPCR SARS-CoV-2 Assay is now compatible with industry leading extraction and amplification systems. The Thermo Fisher Scientific™ Kingfisher™ Flex Purification System can be used in conjunction with Thermo Fisher PCR instruments including QuantStudio™ 5, QuantStudio™ 7, QuantStudio™ 12K Flex, ABI 7500 Fast, and ABI 7500 Fast Dx.  This wide selection of PCR instrumentation allows labs to use a familiar workflow and reagents for a seamless adoption of the ChromaCode test. Additionally, the QuantStudio platform gives labs the flexibility to run either 96- or 384-well plates potentially quadrupling the number of COVID tests in a single run. Use of standard PCR instruments with efficient workflows, and a competitive price per test, ensures labs have cost-effective solutions for unpredictable test demand.

“We have consistently delivered a cost-effective, scalable, and proven Covid product to a strong customer base,” said Dickinson. “Our use of traditional PCR chemistry components enable scalable production and the ability to meet ever-changing customer needs during the pandemic. The expansion of the EUA allows our customers to improve efficiencies while providing affordable, confident PCR results.”

Learn more about ChromaCode’s HDPCR SARS-CoV-2 EUA Assay by visiting our website.

About ChromaCode

ChromaCode is a diagnostic company providing proprietary reagents with scalable cloud analytics to dramatically improve clinical molecular analysis. The company’s unique core of data scientists and molecular biologists leverages patented mathematical methods and algorithms to extract new information from biochemistry reactions. This approach substantially increases the performance capabilities of today’s gold-standard molecular diagnostics instruments at a very low cost. For more information, visit


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