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Coronavirus company news summary – AnteoTech gets CE Mark for Covid-19 test – FidaLab and Ginkgo Bioworks partner for pooled testing in US schools

12 Apr 2021 (Last Updated April 12th, 2021 09:50)

AnteoTech has received CE Mark registration for its EuGeni Resear rapid test platform and Covid-19 test, Covid-19 ART. The EuGeni Covid-19 antigen rapid test uses nasopharyngeal specimens to detect the disease. It has an overall sensitivity of 97.3% and specificity of 99.6%.

FidaLab has announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks, a biotech company, to provide pooled testing services to K-12 schools in the US. More than 800 schools across the US have signed up to pooled classroom testing with Concentric.

Allabout Innovations, an incubator in India’s Kerala Startup Mission, has developed an electronic device to contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus through air. The Wolf Airmask performs real-time air sterilisation, rupturing the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A first-of-its-kind in the country, the device can reportedly reduce 99% of the virus in the air within 15 minutes.