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November 2, 2020

BD wins rapid Covid-19 antigen test supply order from Netherlands

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has received an order from the Dutch Ministry of Health for 9.2 million of its SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests for use on the BD Veritor Plus System.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has received an order from the Dutch Ministry of Health for 9.2 million of its SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests for use on the BD Veritor Plus System.

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The rapid, point-of-care tests can detect the virus in symptomatic patients in approximately 15 minutes.

By the middle of this month, the first shipment of 1.2 million SARS-CoV-2 Assays for use on the BD Veritor Plus System will be delivered to the Netherlands.

F or improving testing capacity, the ministry increased the initial order by eight million.

BD expects to fulfil the delivery by June next year.

It marks the first government contract in Europe for the test, which was CE marked to the IVD Directive (98/79/EC) in September.

BD Europe Integrated Diagnostic Solutions vice-president and general manager F ernand Goldblat said: “We’re proud to be working with the Dutch Ministry of Health to expand rapid testing for SARS-CoV-2.

“This rapid game-changing test is the latest effort in BD’s comprehensive response to address the world’s critical health needs during the global pandemic.”

BD Veritor Plus System is a portable, easy-to-use device and serves as an optimal fit for use in point-of-care settings.

The system is currently being used across Europe to detect Influenza A+B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and Group A Strep.

In July, BD obtained the F ood and Drug Administration (F DA) emergency use authorisation (EUA) for the SARS-CoV-2 antigen assay, making it available in the country.

BD also received a $24m investment from the US Government to support the manufacturing scale-up of Covid-19 diagnostic tests.

The US Department of Defense and the US Department of Health and Human Services made the investment.

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