PRL offers hospitals SARS-CoV-2 surveillance and variant tracking utilizing gold standard PCR with included sequencing at volume for 1/4 market costLearn more
PRL is the only nationwide solution offering sub-24 hour COVID testing at public-health scale with automated sequencing essential for variant trackingLearn more
PRL uses automated sample accessioning and innovations in assay sensitivity to help labs run a greater amount of panels, as well as larger and more complex ones, cheaper and more quickly than they could with their own infrastructure.Learn more
Schools & Businesses
PRL is forming nationwide partnerships to reopen schools with pool testing for as low as $1 per child – the lowest cost in the nation. PRL also helps businesses of all sizes ensure regular testing of all staff in a consistent, affordable way.Learn more
Gold-standard accuracy with <24 hour turnaround time costing 50% < national average
The Nation's Most Expansive Testing Lab
Using our robotics background and partnerships within the diagnostics industry, PRL custom-built a testing solution for the pandemic and beyond, to deliver a meaningful impact on a variety of sectors.
“The Pandemic Response Lab gives us a guarantee that tens of thousands of tests can be done everyday.”
Bill de BlasioMayor, New York City
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SoftBank Invests in Robotics Company Behind NYC Covid Testing
SoftBank Group Corp. is leading a $200 million investment in a robotics startup that helped spur New York City’s Covid testing process, boosting the company’s value to $1.8 billion.
More Variants Are Coming, and the U.S. Isn’t Ready to Track Them
[PRL] sends its sequencing data to New York City’s health department, then epidemiologists use it to study questions such as whether a case is a reinfection or whether it happened in a vaccinated person. In this manner, they assess how dangerous a mutation is—how fast it might spread, how severe it might be, how effective vaccines are against it...
World Changing Ideas Awards 2021: Pandemic Response Finalists and Honorable Mentions
Programs, products, policies, or anything else designed to mitigate either the health effects of COVID-19 or the economic effects of lockdowns.
Flush With $10B From Biden Administration, SARS-CoV-2 Testing in K-12 Schools Poised to Escalate
With the federal government recently announcing billions of dollars in funding for SARS-CoV-2 testing in K-12 schools, clinical laboratories, vendors, and various other institutions are ramping up efforts to roll out school screening programs.
CBS This Morning
New York City high schools reopen after some have been closed for more than a year
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio tells CBS how the Pandemic Response Lab is helping get kids back to school
The New York Times
How the Coronavirus Variants Are Spreading in New York City
New, searchable ZIP code-level data provides a close look at how contagious variants have kept New York’s case levels alarmingly high.
The New Yorker
What the Coronavirus Variants Mean for the End of the Pandemic
Since September, PRL has focussed on diagnostic testing; now it is turning its attention to sequencing, as well.
NBC 4 NEW YORK
Inside NYC's COVID Lab
An inside look at a lab responsible for 24hr turnaround of COVID test results
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Hunt for Covid-19 Variants Looks to Ramp Up in New York Labs
PRL, contracted by New York City, begins sequencing 2,000 Covid-19 specimens a week
THE NEW YORK TIMES
N.Y.C. Is Opening Its Own Virus Testing Lab to Address Shortages
A new lab may help the city process test results within 24-48 hours.