COVID-19 Fact File: Global Diagnostic Test Pipeline
Medtech Insight is tracking the IVD companies manufacturing tests for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
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While the UK is moving forward quickly to provide COVID-19 antibody self-testing, the Belgian government considers the tests not sufficiently accurate to be used in the pandemic.
Abbott has become the next major diagnostics company to receive an Emergency Use Authorization from the US FDA for a COVID-19 test.