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Mammoth Biosciences and Agilent Partner on High-Throughput CRISPR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Test



Mammoth Biosciences, Inc. today announced a co-marketing agreement with Agilent Technologies to support the anticipated launch of a complete CRISPR-based SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic solution comprising Agilent’s Bravo automation workstation and Mammoth Biosciences’ DETECTR BOOSTTM assay. The partnership marks Agilent’s commitment to be a prominent supplier of solutions for the COVID-19 and infectious disease diagnostics market.

Together, the DETECTR BOOSTTM SARS-CoV-2 Kit and Agilent automated liquid handling system would provide a complete workflow for high-throughput COVID-19 testing – a turnkey, sample-to-answer solution for commercial laboratories that enables a multi-fold increase in testing capacity compared to most currently available solutions, while ensuring highly accurate and sensitive results required for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing. The assay and automation solution will leverage Agilent’s Bravo Liquid Handling System, including the Bravo BenchCel DB Workstation and BioTek plate readers, predicted to deliver a workflow capable of performing over 4,000 COVID-19 tests per day.

“Mammoth’s mission is to address challenges across healthcare by harnessing the full potential of the CRISPR platform to read and write the code of life,“ said Trevor Martin, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Mammoth Biosciences. “This partnership will help address the need for more widespread testing options for COVID-19, helping to fill the gap in the market as testing labs run into supply issues or reach capacity.”

”A highly-automated workstation for SARS-CoV-2 testing provides the capacity needed to bring routine, robust testing to the broader market,” said David Edwards, associate vice president for marketing in the Agilent mass spectrometry division. “By partnering with Mammoth Biosciences, we will be able to provide a simplified workflow that addresses the specific needs of high-throughput clinical testing laboratories. Agilent is honored to contribute in the fight to curtail the impact of COVID-19 alongside the global scientific community.”

With its recent acquisition of BioTek, Agilent is uniquely positioned to support the multi-discipline, multi-factorial efforts required to make an impact in addressing complex human diseases. Whether through the development of tests and instruments or as a desired partner for co-development efforts, Agilent continues to leverage its solutions and expertise to drive progress in research, test development, community surveillance, and vaccine and drug development.

Individuals or CLIA laboratories interested in learning more about the Mammoth high-throughput CRISPR-based DETECTR BOOSTTM SARS CoV-2 platform, which is expected to be submitted for FDA EUA soon, can contact Mammoth directly at or go to

This project is supported by the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program and has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. 75N92020C00011.  

About Mammoth Biosciences 

Mammoth Biosciences, Inc. is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next-generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and development of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to read and write the code of life. By leveraging its internal research and development and exclusive licensing to patents related to Cas12, Cas13, Cas14 and CasΦ, Mammoth Biosciences can provide enhanced diagnostics and genome editing for life science research, healthcare, agriculture, biodefense and more. Based in Brisbane, California, Mammoth Biosciences is co-founded by Nobel Prize winner and CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna as well as Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington. The firm is backed by top institutional investors including Decheng, Mayfield, NFX, and 8VC, and leading individual investors including Brook Byers, Tim Cook, and Jeff Huber.

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