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March 16, 2021

Coronavirus company news summary – BCMA to supply 10 million Covid-19 RTK Antigen kits to Thailand – Fujifilm receives CE certificate for Covid-19 antigen kit

By Chloe Kent

BCM Alliance Bhd (BCMA), a Malaysia-based company, has received a supply order of RM320 million ($77.8m) for Covid-19 test kits via its wholly owned subsidiary BC Medical Sdn Bhd (BMSB). BMSB has entered an agreement with MTPS Innotech (MTPS) to supply 10 million Covid-19 RTK Antigen kits to Thailand. The kits are expected to be shipped in batches over the course of a year.

Fujifilm has acquired the CE certificate and can thereby apply for the CE mark to launch its SARS-CoV-2antigen test kit. The test uses Fujifilm’s silver amplification immunochromatography method, which is based on silver amplification technology used to develop photographs, and can deliver results in 10-13 minutes.

Pelican Diagnostics has received a CE mark for its 25-second digital Covid-19 saliva test, which delivers real time results with 98% sensitivity and 100% specificity. The Pelican COVID-19 Ultra-Rapid Mobile Test is now available for sale and distribution in the EU. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently reviewing the test for over-the-counter (OTC), self-test, and non-prescription use.

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