CTMR and Covid-19

News regarding Lars Engstrand, CTMR and Covid-19.

Rektorsbloggen - "Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse med ny storsatsning på grundforskning och livsvetenskap", October 20th 2020

KI President Ole Petter Ottersen blogpost on covid testing passed 300,000 samples at CTMR.

It was also reported in Expressen.

Lars Engstrand on Malou efter tio on September 28th 2020
Lars Engstrand on Malou efter tio on September 28th 2020 Foto: TV4

Malou efter tio - "Malou avslöjar en hemlighet", September 28th 2020

Lars Engstrand and Matti Sällberg interviewed on TV4 show Malou efter tio about corona reasearch and testing.

In Swedish.

Marica Hamsten, lab manager
Marica Hamsten, lab manager Foto: Ålandstidningen

Ålandstidningen - "Ålänningen som leder ett av Sveriges största coronalabb", August 11th 2020

Article in Ålandstidningen (in Swedish) on CTMRs lab manager, Marica Hamsten

Jessica Alm, member of the National Pandemic Center
Jessica Alm, member of the National Pandemic Center Foto: Yasmin Jawad

Vasabladet - "Jessica Alm från Vasa jobbar på Sveriges största coronalabb: "Jag har varit stolt finländare i vår"", August 1st 2020

Article in Vasabladet (in Swedish) on Jessica Alm, a member of the National Pandemic Center

"Fel att bara testa personer som har covid-symtom" DN Debatt

SvD - "Wallenbergs coronakupp: byggde ett labb utan lov", May 20th 2020

Article in SvD (in Swedish) - "Mångmiljonstöd från Wallenberg och specialchartrade flygplan. Här är historien om hur en grupp forskare genom att agera först och be om lov senare byggde ett storskaligt coronatestlabb på fyra veckor."

SvD article May 23rd 2020 (in Swedish)

Provkit för självtestning packas vid SciLifeLab/KI CTMR laboratoriet.

GMS - "Covid-19 testning driver på utvecklingen av nationell IT-infrastruktur", May 19th 2020

An article from GMS (Genomicmedicine.se, in Swedish) on the increased Covid-19 testing.

 

TV4 Nyhetsmorgon - "Kommer kunna göra 50 000 tester i veckan - så funkar nya labbet i Solna", May 13th 2020

Lars Engstrand interviewed on morning talkshow Nyhetsmorgon (in Swedish) about the analysis lab and capacity at CTMR.

Lars Engstrand on TV4 Nyhetsmorgon on May 13th 2020

Vetenskapens värld SVT, May 11th 2020

Overview of the current Corona situation (in Swedish), interview and images from the CTMR lab from 17:50 - 20:16 discussing the analysis methods and testing.

 

NyTeknik - "Robotarna analyserar 5000 coronatester per dygn", May 6th 2020

Article in NyTeknik about the new lab setup at CTMR (in Swedish).

 

"Facilitet för coronatestning får uppmärksamhet" - KI presidents blog, May 3rd 2020

KI's president, Ole Petter Ottersen writes about the the Covid-19 analysis lab at CTMR.

Full blogpost in Swedish.

 

"British Ambassador to Sweden visits KI to learn more about COVID-19 research", April 30th 2020

Read the article on KI's homepage (available in English and Swedish).

Lars Engstrand on TV4 Nyhetsmorgon, April 29th 2020

TV4 Nyhetsmorgon - Experten: Så åker du taxi coronasäkert, April 29th 2020

Lars Engstrand interviewed on TV4 program Nyhetsmorgon (in Swedish), answering questions about the coronavirus.

Lars Engstrand and Björn Olsen on Malou efter 10

Malou efter tio - Här gör Malou testet som visar immunitet mot covid-19, April 20th 2020

Lars Engstrand interviewed on TV4 show Malou efter tio on test that shows immunity against covid-19.

In Swedish.

 

At the new Covid-19 lab at CTMR

"Scilifelab hjälper vården med coronaprover – Beställde två SAS-plan med materiel",  April 17th 2020

Life Science Sweden article (in Swedish) on the new covid-19 analysis lab at CTMR.

 

Lars Engstrand Interviewed

TV4 Nyhetsmorgon: Professorn - Viruset kan mutera till en snällare variant, April 17th 2020

Lars Engstrand interviewed on TV4 morning news show about the corona virus testing in Sweden.

In Swedish.

 

Webinar on the Corona crisis in Sweden, April 16th

Link to the webinar (in Swedish)

"Siv Andersson, professor i molekylär biologi, och Lars Engstrand, professor i smittskydd, båda knutna till Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), berättar om arbetet med att skala upp diagnostisering och analys av covid-19. Anna Sandström, Director Science Policy and Relations Europe vid AstraZeneca, ger perspektiv från Life Science-branschen."

Martilda Ernkrans i miljöer på KI.

"COVID-19 on the agenda as Matilda Ernkrans visits SciLifeLab", April 8th 2020

"The Minister for Higher Education and Research in Sweden, Matilda Ernkrans, visited SciLifeLab and Karolinska Institutet for briefings on the ongoing initiatives to combat COVID-19, that could be so promptly set up due to the generous donation from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation."

See full article in English on SciLifeLab website, and KI president's blog in Swedish.

 

Leverans av analysmaterial.

Stor leverans av testmaterial till Sverige, April 2nd 2020

Sveriges Radio and SVT talked to Lars Engstrand and Marica Hamsten (both in Swedish) about the delivery of testing material from China. SVT news includes a short video.

 

 

Leverans av analysmaterial.
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Material enabling scale-up of COVID-19 analyses has now arrived, April 2nd and 3rd 2020

"Karolinska Institutet has now received the test material that will allow scientists to perform 5,000 analyses a day on patient samples. The lab will be ready next week thanks to the swift cooperation of KI researchers and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation."

Read more here on KI's news site and here on SciLifeLab website.

 

Leverans av analysmaterial.

”Byt coronastrategi och isolera bara utsatta riskgrupper”, March 27th 2020

Debate article from Dagens Nyheter by Lars Engstrand, Mathias Uhlen, Siv Andersson and Göran Sandberg.

In Swedish.

 

Stort antal corona-test på väg från Kina, March 26th 2020

LIFe-time.se prattade med Lars Engstrand

In Swedish.

"Efter flera larm om brist på tester för diagnostik av det nya coronaviruset går det nu att se ett ljus i tunneln. Redan nästa vecka kommer ett så stort antal färdiga testkit till Sverige, att behovet för sjukvården i Stockholm sannolikt kommer att täckas. Tack vare en stor donation från Wallenbergstiftelsen har Karolinska Institutet lyckats göra en massiv beställning från Kina."

 

Collaboration increases opportunities for COVID-19 testing, March 24th 2020

"Through cooperation with a Chinese supplier, financial support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and coordination with the healthcare sector, Karolinska Institutet (KI) is taking concrete steps to strengthen healthcare capacity in virus diagnostics.

“This is an important step in increasing capacity and ensuring quick and safe testing. In addition to our own staff, numerous individuals with relevant laboratory experience have volunteered to make this happen,” says Lars Engstrand of CTMR"

Read more here on KI's news site.