Abbott Laboratories launches 5-minute cornavirus testing device

Abbott Laboratories have launched a coronavirus testing machine that can detect the disease in five minutes.

According to a statement issued by the company, they plan to deliver 50,000 tests a day from April 1, 2020.

The statement said the COVID-19 testing kit is a portable instrument that can be used in any health-care system.

It said the Abbott test has received approval from American’s FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

Below is the press release issued by Abbott Laboratories :

  • The Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 test brings rapid testing to the front lines- Test to run on Abbott’s point-of-care ID NOW platform – a portable instrument that can be deployed where testing is needed most- ID NOW has the largest molecular point-of-care installed base in the U.S. and is available in a wide range of healthcare settings- Abbott will be making ID NOW COVID-19 tests available next week and expects to ramp up manufacturing to deliver 50,000 tests per day- This is the company’s second test to receive Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA for COVID-19 detection; combined, Abbott expects to produce about 5 million tests per month.
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