Roche gets FDA emergency use authorization for rapid Coronavirus, flu test

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted Emergency Use Authorization for a rapid version of Roche molecular systems’ Cobas SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B test.

The RT-PCR-based test is designed to simultaneously detect and differentiate SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, and influenza B in healthcare provider-collected nasopharyngeal and nasal swabs, or nasal swabs self-collected in a healthcare setting. The test is designed to run on Roche Molecular Diagnostics’ benchtop Cobas Liat system, providing results for single samples within 20 minutes in either a point-of-care or clinical laboratory setting, according to the company.

Source: https://www.genomeweb.com/

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