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September 13, 2021

Coronavirus company news summary – Indiana state selects Gravity Diagnostics to boost testing – Nomi Health expands capacity for mobile testing

By Chloe Kent

The Indiana Department of Health, US, has collaborated with Gravity Diagnostics to enhance free Covid-19 testing across the state. The company evaluate up to 5,000 Covid-19 tests daily, including rapid antigen and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. The testing initiative is expected to expand to up to 45 sites based on the requirements. The initial contract is valid until 30 June 2022 and may extend.

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published advice for the government about improving the private travel PCR testing market for consumers. This included improving basic quality standards, initiating a monitoring and enforcement programme and using the NHS Test and Trace travel test as a gold standard for price and quality. It has already warned several PCR test providers about breaches of consumer law and has started a probe into Expert Medical. Another 19 test providers have also been asked to adjust their pricing information.

Nomi Health has opened more than 12 new mobile testing sites to meet the growing demand for Covid-19 testing in Utah, US. The company will hire more than 200 medical professionals for the TestUtah Mobile Testing Initiative via expanded collaboration with the state, offering Covid-19 tests from Co-Diagnostics.

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