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Coronavirus company news summary – New rapid test kits deployed in Cambodia – Seegene develops the world’s first Covid-19 variant test

19 Apr 2021 (Last Updated April 19th, 2021 10:03)

The health ministry in Cambodia has started using the Panbio COVID-19 Ag rapid test, which produces results for Covid-19 infection in 15 minutes. Developed by Abbott, the rapid testing has been scaled up in the high-risk provinces and cities such as Phnom Penh, reports the Khmer Times.

Seegene has developed the world’s first Covid-19 diagnostic test capable of screening Covid-19 and identifying multiple mutant variations in a single reaction. The Allplex SARS-CoV-2 Variants I Assay and can detect mutations found in the UK, South Africa, and other countries including Japan and Brazil. The test will also be helpful in scaling up the testing of mutations. According to a company official, Seegene plans to supply its tests to global organizations and governments as its priority.