Selfdiagnostics began development of a rapid SARS-CoV-2 test which enables faster detection of coronavirus infection at a lower price.
The new rapid test will significantly increase testing capacity and deliver greater resource efficiency. The project has been awarded an EIT Health product development grant by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. The rapid test provides a lab-in-your-pocket solution which guarantees mobile testing capability based on the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) technique. The test kit can be used by doctors, clinics, laboratories, pharmacist and nursing homes alike. „Our research aims to launch the rapid test later this year to help prepare for the next pandemic. The use of our technology will provide greater independence during a time when supply chains may be interrupted due to an emergency situation,” explained CEO of Selfdiagnostics Marko Lehes.