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May 18, 2020

Seegene exports ten million Covid-19 tests to Brazil

By Chloe Kent

South Korean polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test developer Seegene will export ten million of its Covid-19 testing kits to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) through its Brazilian subsidiary, Seegene do Brasil Diagnosticos.

The company has supplied five million of its Allplex 2019-nCOV assays to Brazil and will supply the remaining tests over the coming weeks. In total, it has exported 20 million tests to over 60 countries.

The assay is able to identify three different SARS-CoV-2 target genes, the E gene, RdRP gene and N gene. Its automated system is able to support a large volume of tests.

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