MAKO Medical Laboratories, a national reference laboratory and leader in COVID-19 testing, released new information regarding the company’s latest

identification of COVID-19 variants across nine states of the thirty-eight states in which the company conducts COVID testing. Based on the MAKO laboratory team’s recent sequencing of indicated samples, MAKO identified eighty-eight variant cases. This is the most in one week since sequencing began in January 2021.

“Our sequencing efforts continue to follow reported trends of rising COVID-19 variants across the United States,” said Steve Hoover, Vice President of Laboratory Operations at MAKO Medical. “We value our partnerships with state health…

MAKO Medical Laboratories, a national reference laboratory and leader in COVID-19 testing, has deployed a new, direct-from-saliva PCR test for COVID-19 to support extensive, high-frequency surveillance testing. The TaqCheck SARS-CoV-2 Fast PCR Assay carries out the test directly from a patient’s saliva and reduces equipment, materials, time, and labor required for nucleic acid extraction. Additionally, the new direct-from-saliva PCR tests offer patients a more convenient and non-invasive way to submit a COVID-19 PCR test.

“MAKO Medical’s priority is the safety and security of our communities, and that starts with providing rapid, reliable test results,” said Josh Arant, COO, MAKO Medical…

Last week, a national leader in COVID-19 testing, MAKO Medical Laboratories, made a landmark discovery in its research. Under the guidance of CEO Chad Price, the expert medical team switched its focus at the start of the pandemic to offer both testing and research services to the wider community. Recently, the renowned company has found cases of a new novel coronavirus variant.

The MAKO Medical Laboratories team has now identified 13 COVID test samples with the new B.1.1.7 variant of the virus. To date, only 315 cases of COVID caused by the variant have been identified, according to the Centers…

The development of the COVID-19 vaccine was a miracle in medical research. It shows the incredible importance of medical innovation in the modern world.

However, there are other laboratories that conduct equally important research, even if they don’t get the same amount of publicity. These research facilities can be integral to the future of modern healthcare. They depend on new technology and ideas, including the use of AI in novel ways.

New Research Facilities Are Changing Healthcare Forever

A lot of medical research is being conducted by well-established research facilities, such as Genentech and Laboratory Corporation. However, a number of newer companies are popping up as well…

As announced by Chief Executive Officer Chad Price, Mako Medical has been selected for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The company will now represent North Carolina in the national selection for the award.

The SecDef Employer Support Freedom Award recognizes companies and organizations that are committed to supporting employees who are in the National Guard and/or National Reserve. The award is the highest honor given by the federal government for supporting these employees.

To be selected for the SecDef Employer Support Freedom Award, a company must be nominated by an employee or their family member (who acts…

Mako Medical continues to receive recognition for its extensive and ongoing commitment to employees serving in the military, especially the National Guard and Reserve, along with their families.

The North Carolina-based health provider was recently presented with the “Pro Patria” award from the U.S. Department of Defense Employer Support Guard and Reserve program. Each year, a ESGR committee in each state reviews nominations for supportive organizations and chooses a small business, large business, and public sector agency to honor with the award.

Mako Medical was chosen for the Pro Patria Small Business for 2020 for North Carolina.

Nominated companies from…

MAKO Medical has long been known for its commitment to service members, and this year has been a banner one for the organization. After having received the Medallion Award from the US Department of Labor in February 2020 for hiring and supporting all service members, the company has now earned the Pro Patria Award from the US Department of Defense specifically for supporting those in the National Guard and Reserves. We’ll look at what these awards mean for the country and how MAKO has managed to earn the honor.

The Pro Patria Award

Pro Patria is Latin for ‘for one’s…

When COVID-19 hit North Carolina, MAKO Medical had to mobilize quickly. The company had very little time to leverage its resources to best help the state. Before the pandemic, the company offered standard lab testing, but its founder and CEO, Chad Price, quickly pivoted the services to better serve the public.

But the company isn’t just aiding those directly impacted by the pandemic. As access to healthcare has dried up in the wake of new infections, Price is using available technology to connect patients of every variety with qualified professionals.

Find out more about what MAKO Medical is doing to…

North Carolina has been hit hard by the pandemic, accumulating nearly 400,000 cases and more than 5,000 deaths. The state needs reliable medical services that tackle the real-world needs of both patients and practices.

MAKO Medical was known for its testing services before the pandemic, and the company was able to quickly shifted to COVID testing in the immediate wake of the catastrophe. The company also looked for ways to increase communication and ensure that patients are getting the help they need — even when they were unable to leave the house. …

The Founder and CEO of MAKO Medical, Chad Price, immediately recognized that he had a duty to his state when the pandemic hit. His company had vast resources at its disposal, including testing labs, a skilled staff, and plenty of commitment to the public.

Since the start of the pandemic, North Carolina has suffered from more than 5,000 deaths. And while there’s been some fluctuation in case counts, the virus continues to remain an ever-present threat — especially as we near the start of flu season.

COVID-19 has impacted all of us, and the collective force has been devastating for…

Chad Price

Founder & CEO of Mako Medical

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