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Gravity Diagnostics, Kroger Health team up to offer ‘3 tests, 1 swab’ multiplex test for flu A/D, RSV, COVID

Gravity Diagnostics’ 3-in-1 multiplex tests for flu A/B, RSV, and COVID-19 combined, to help differentiate these three types of infections in respiratory specimens. As part of a nationwide expansion across Kroger’s 224 Little Clinics, Gravity Diagnostics will perform the 3-in-1 multiplex test and provide convenient and accurate results to the public. “We hope to continue controlling the spread...

Covington partnered with Gravity Diagnostics, CTI, Bexion, BioWish on Life Sciences Lab in state budget

Bexion Pharmaceuticals began in 2006 with two researchers, shards of incredible data, and an almost fantastical idea. Many years later, the gaze of the medical world is focused anxiously on the Covington company and its clinical trials – i.e., tests on humans – of its lead compound, BXQ-350. What sounds like a license plate is actually a biologic compound – a “drug” – that could very well...

Gravity Diagnostics opens newest of growing COVID testing sites in vacated Sears store in Florence Mall

Gravity Diagnostics, a leader in COVID-19 and other innovative laboratory testing headquartered in Covington, has partnered with the Commonwealth of Kentucky to provide reliable, convenient and quick-turnaround COVID-19 PCR testing in Florence. Vacated Sears building at Florence Mall — Gravity Diagnostics new testing site This newest drive-thru location is in the old Sears building at the...

Gravity Diagnostics offers free COVID testing every day with same-day results; cases are rising in KY

Gravity Diagnostics is operating a Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at 302 W. 4th Street Parking in Covington. It is open 6 a.m.-1 p.m. seven days a week. The testing site is open to anyone, is free, and no appointment is necessary. The testing site is perfect for anyone who requires COVID-19 test results for health, travel, school, event, and work-related needs. The test is free and you get same-day...

REDI Cincinnati annual meeting recognizes strong 2020, honors Gravity Diagnostics as a growth winner

REDI Cincinnati hosted its seventh annual meeting virtually with more than 200 guests to celebrate the region’s 2020 project wins, present its annual awards, and look at what to expect for the region’s economic development efforts in 2021. David Spaulding, vice president and general manager of Turner Construction, and chairman of REDI Cincinnati’s executive committee and board, opened the meeting...

Covington takes step to reclaim storm water program; incentives approved for CovTech, Gravity Diagnostics

By Ryan Clark NKyTribune reporter The simple fact, officials said, is that Covington has not received the kind of service it needs. And the city can do it on its own. At least part of it. That was what Commissioners heard in a presentation at their regularly-scheduled legislative meeting Tuesday night from City Solicitor Michael Bartlett, who spoke on the topic of reclaiming responsibility for the...

St. Elizabeth, Gravity Diagnostics partner to offer free COVID-19 testing at two drive-through sites in NKY

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced expanded drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Northern Kentucky by entering into a partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Gravity Diagnostics. The St. Elizabeth drive-thru testing locations are 25 Atlantic Avenue in Erlanger and 7200 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria. St. Elizabeth photo The Erlanger site is now open Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 2:30...

COVID: NKY has 12 new cases; KY has 159, 7 deaths; testing expanding, NKY’s Gravity Diagnostics lauded

As of Thursday afternoon, the NKY Health Department reports 12 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 244 total cases. There are 111 cases in Kenton County, 52 cases in Campbell County, 67 cases in Boone County and 14 cases in Grant County. There have been 18 total deaths related to COVID-19. Gov. Beshear reported that there were 159 new cases in the state and...

Governor to cut ribbon on innovative new partnership between Thomas More College, Gravity Diagnostics

Gov. Matt Bevin will be in Covington on Thursday to help launch an innovative new partnership between Thomas More College and Gravity Diagnostics. The Thomas More College Work Ready Incubator is a ground-breaking program that will benefit students in their quest for real-world experiences, as well as businesses in their search for high-quality talent by connecting to the Thomas More College student...

Gravity Diagnositcs COVID-19 testing sites closing June 29; nearly 4m tests done to protect public health

Gravity Diagnostics COVID-19 testing sites provided reliable and fast COVID-19 testing to the public so there was accessible testing when they needed it the most. Gravity Diagnostics site at Florence Mall. Throughout the pandemic, Gravity has processed close to 4 million COVID-19 samples and made a huge impact on public health within our communities. The last two Northern Kentucky COVID-19 testing...

Life science experts helped with vision that won $15M in state support for Covington ‘wet lab’

City of Covington To those watching from afar, a $15 million state allocation for a 10,000-square-foot life sciences lab in Covington appeared to come out of nowhere. Outside of the public’s eye, however, the discussion that inspired the line item in Kentucky’s recently approved biennial budget started well over a year ago. Photographs provided by CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services/Tine...

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce names winners of annual Business Impact Awards

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) has announced the winners of the annual Business Impact Awards. The winners were announced at an event at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The NKY Chamber recognized local business leaders and innovators – small and large, new and long-standing – that positively impacted the Northern Kentucky Metro throughout the past year through...

Meet the Outstanding Women of NKY honorees to be celebrated at awards luncheon on May 17

On Tuesday, May 17, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative will recognize its 2022 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky honorees with a luncheon celebration. The awards were established in 1984 by the late Nancy Janes Boothe to honor women who exemplify notable achievement, outstanding service in their professions or to the Northern Kentucky community, and the qualities of...

NKY fares well in state budget expected to pass; Cov research lab, Brent Spence survive — and more

By Jack Brammer NKyTribune reporter With this year’s Kentucky General Assembly winding down, state lawmakers on Tuesday approved money for a startup life science research lab in Covington, the Brent Spence Bridge project, and full-day kindergarten, raised salaries for state workers, and changed the state’s income tax. Wednesday is the scheduled last day to pass bills in the 2022 law-making session. ...

NKY Chamber announces 2022 Business Impact Award finalists; awards program is May 3

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) announced the finalists for its annual Business Impact Awards to be held from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Each year, the NKY Chamber recognizes local business leaders and innovators – small and large, new and long-standing – that are positively impacting the Northern Kentucky Metro through innovation,...