Fulgent Genetics, Temple City, Calif, a technology company providing comprehensive testing solutions through its scalable technology platform, has opened Fulgent Houston, a CLIA- certified laboratory in Houston. Fulgent Houston will be focused on covid-19 testing initially, with capacity for 20,000 tests per day and the ability to expand as demand continues to increase. “Fulgent Houston demonstrates our commitment to contributing our technology and resources to address the tremendous demand for covid-19 testing,” says Brandon Perthuis, chief commercial officer at Fulgent Genetics. “In addition to the current needs of the day, demand is growing with back-to-work and back-to-school testing proving to be vital in the fight against this pandemic. Fulgent Houston will deliver testing at scale with an industry leading turnaround time.” In addition to covid-19 testing, Fulgent Houston will serve as a fully operational second site outside California and is expected to be an important factor in the company’s expansion, with Fulgent Houston’s close proximity to one of the largest medical centers in the United States as well as world-renowned cancer centers and pediatric hospitals. For more information, visit Fulgent Genetics. Featured image: Skywalk in downtown Houston. Photo © Paul Brady, courtesy Dreamstime (ID 110841814).