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October 29, 2020

Coronavirus company news summary – Cipla launches ELIFast Covid-19 antibody test in India – EKF and Kantaro partner to market Covid-19 antibody testing in Europe

By Chloe Kent

Cipla has announced the launch of its ELIFast Covid-19 antibody detection kits in India. The pharmaceutical company has partnered with KARWA to market and distribute the  test. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has provided the technological know-how and process for development of the test kits.

Kantaro Biosciences and Bio-Techne have entered into a two-year agreement with EKF Diagnostics, a diagnostic testing company, to market and distribute Kantaro’s Covid-SeroKlir antibody test kit in Europe and Covid-SeroIndex for European research. Both the products have received CE Mark certification for detecting the amount of IgG antibodies in infected patients.

Victory Square Health (VSH), a portfolio company of Victory Square Technologies, announced that it has entered into a sales and distribution agreement to provide its 15-minute rapid testing kits and Safetest Covid-19 Elisa to Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Serbia, and Northern Macedonia. The kits will also be made available to some regions in the Middle East.

GoGetTested has announced the availability of FDA-approved PCR Covid-19 testing in Columbia, South Carolina. GoGetTested will also open a Covid Response Operating System and mobile testing sites across the city, facilitating free tests for all South Carolina residents whether insured or not.

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