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Coronavirus company news summary: US dispatches Covid-19 test kits and therapeutics to India – NIH awards $21m to Minute Molecular Diagnostics for Covid-19 testing kit

26 Apr 2021 (Last Updated April 26th, 2021 09:28)

The Biden administration is set to dispatch therapeutics, rapid diagnostic test kits, protective gear and ventilators to India following the recent surge in Covid-19 infections. White House sources further revealed that the country will be pursuing ways to provide oxygen generation as well as related supplies immediately. According to Anthony Stephen Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the government will also be considering sending AstraZeneca vaccine doses.

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Minute Molecular Diagnostics’ Covid-19 testing kit $21.3m million to fast-track the development and manufacturing of its cartridges and readers. The test can deliver results for two different nasal swab samples in 15 minutes. The funding from the NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) competition.

eMed has announced that its at-home Covid-19 rapid testing platform is now available in Spanish to certified guides who direct users virtually on how to use the BinaxNOW rapid antigen test.