GLCM develops SARS-CoV-2 Insta-Test device for Covid-19

2 March 2021 (Last Updated March 2nd, 2021 12:59)

GLC Medical (GLCM) has developed the SARS-CoV-2 Insta-Test, which delivers the results in less than 15 seconds.

GLCM develops SARS-CoV-2 Insta-Test device for Covid-19
The instant testing device delivers the test results in less than 15 seconds. Credit: Photoroyalty / Shutterstock.

GLC Medical (GLCM) has developed the SARS-CoV-2 Insta-Test, which delivers the results in less than 15 seconds.

The simple and user-friendly GLCM SARS-CoV-2 Insta-Test is the world’s fastest and most cost-effective solution to screen for Covid-19.

The company said that the one-of-a-kind saliva test eliminates the nasopharyngeal swab and all practitioner oversight requirements.

GLCM’s instant testing device helps to ensure a safe work environment and allows to reopen schools and universities, making it an optimal solution to screen at businesses, venues, and institutions across many industries.

The in-vitro diagnostic device produces a signal when exposed to Covid-19 viral antigens and detects the virus fast.

GLCM president and CEO Donna Mandau said: “Today, as we hear ongoing news about a potential third wave and new variants creating even more challenges for the world, we are pleased to offer our innovative and revolutionary Insta-Test, an urgently needed solution to help us cope with this global pandemic.”

In a separate development, RGF Environmental Group has released the third-party test results, which proved PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL inactivates 99.96% of airborne SARS-CoV-2 within simulated air-conditioned space.

The indoor air quality solution PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL with Photohydroionization technology is designed for easy installation in HVAC systems up to 250t.

RGF Environmental Group Science & Technology executive director James Marsden said: “Virus particles or aerosols are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.

“The aerosols are then carried through the air from the infected person to others and can stay airborne within the occupied space for a period, ranging from a few seconds up to several hours.”

The company said that the new solution actively treats air inside the occupied space and eliminates the need for virus particles to travel through the HVAC system filters or UV air purification system.