- Abbott has received the US FDA’s EUA for its molecular point-of-care test to detect novel COVID-19 and runs on its ID NOW platform, delivering positive results in just five mins. and negative results in 13 mins.
- The ID NOW Covid-19 test allows HCPs to perform molecular POC testing outside the hospital in outbreak hotspots. The company anticipates scaling up manufacturing to deliver 50,000 tests/day with its expected launch in next week
- This marks Abbott’s second FDA’s EUA, following its first EUA for RealTime SARS-CoV-2 test, which runs on m2000 RealTime molecular system for centralized lab environments. Combining both the tests, Abbott expects to produce ~5M tests in April
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