Its not everyday we get good news in the year 2020, Today however brings a ray of sunshine in Healthcare. Sudabelt Medical is happy to announce that our Partners Abbot have successfully developed and secured approval for a portable Covid-19 antigen test kit that can provide results in as little as 15 minutes in the US Market. We are all witnesses to the global pandemic that has ravaged the world over and with the amount of deaths recorded in the US as a result of the corona virus, this is a welcome development that will benefit not just the US but the world. Soon we may have access to this Covid-19 test in Nigeria.
This portable test kit; BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration under its Emergency Use Authorization and will retail for as little as 5$ which is approximately less than ₦2500 (Depending on our exchange rate). The test kit requires no added instrumentation and can be conducted without the now infamous invasive nasal swab which we are sure will be welcome development to the general public. This test kit which is about the size of a complimentary card uses proven lateral flow technology has had a 98.5% specificity and 97.1% sensitivity in clinical study so far. This will be the sixth test that Abbot is launching in the US to help tackle the corona virus in addition to the antibody tests that are conducted on its ARCHITECT i1000SR and i2000SR both of which we distribute in Nigeria. Abbot is also developing an app; NAVICA for both IOS and android mobile users to be able to display their results on entrance into public gatherings. This app will aid a quicker return to normalcy as we know it. Abbot plans to quickly expedite production and shipment of these test kits to as much as 50 Million tests per month.
We are seriously proud of our partners Abbot and are equally committed to ensuring access to quality medical equipment, laboratory Equipment and effective Covid-19 test in Nigeria.