BioSpyder saliva test for COVID-19.

BioSpyder saliva test for COVID-19.

Carlsbad-based BioSpyder Technologies, a provider of personalized diagnostics services, has launched a low-cost COVID-19 testing service for businesses and consumers. 

The service utilizes the BioSpyder TempO-SPan technology, which aims to relieve the pressure on America's COVID-19 testing infrastructure by offering an option that will screen four people at a time.

The kit comprises of four saliva collection tubes that contain mouthwash. Users simply gargle with the mouthwash, spit back in the tube and mail to BioSpyder for analysis within 24 to 48 hours.

"If America is to get back to work, we need to do all that we can to encourage widespread, regular affordable screening," said Joel McComb CEO of BioSpyder. "TestTheTeam is an effective solution for groups of people to have more confidence in their interactions, whether your team is family, co-workers, or a social group."

In July 2020, BioSpyder was awarded a five-year contract value at $25 million by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Computational Toxicology. Two other contracts were awarded to BioSpyder totaling $15 million, to date. BioSpyder was founded by veteran molecular biology executives, employs 25.