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22nd February 2021 Product update: rapidmicrobiology staff writer
EU Member States Share Rapid Antigen Test Performance Data
The EU Health Security Committee has agreed on a common list of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, a selection of rapid antigen tests for which Member States will mutually recognise their results, and a common standardised set of data to be included in COVID-19 test result certificates.
These three deliverables, agreed by Member States and as called for by the Council Recommendation of 21 January on a common framework for the use of rapid antigen tests, will be continuously reviewed and updated.
Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, said: “Rapid antigen tests are crucial to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and should be part of our overall response to the pandemic. If negative COVID-19 tests are to be required or recommended for any activity, it is essential that they are mutually recognised and result in certificates recognised across the EU. This is essential, particularly in the context of travel. Our citizens need clarity and predictability.”
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is currently in the process of updating its COVID-19 in vitro diagnostic medical devices database, with the aim of integrating all the information on rapid antigen tests that was collected and agreed on by the Health Security Committee.
Contact all suppliers on this new EU list via the rapidmicrobiology Buyer's Guide for Rapid Antigen/PoC Test Kits.
Here are the suppliers:
- Abbott Rapid Diagnostics, PanbioTM COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test
- AMEDA Labordiagnostik GmbH, AMP Rapid Test SARS-CoV-2 Ag
- Becton Dickinson, BD Veritor System for Rapid Deteciton os SARS-CoV-2
- Beijing Lepu Medical Technology, SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal Gold immunochromatography)
- BIOSYNEX SWISS SA, BIOSYNEX COVID-19 Ag BSS
- CerTest Biotect S.L., CerTest SARS-CoV-2 CARD TEST
- Hangzhou Clongene Biotech, Clungene COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit
- Healgen Scientific Limited, Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab)
- LumiraDX UK LTd, LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 Ag Test
- nal von minden GmbH, NADAL COVID -19 Ag Test
- Quidel Corporation, Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA
- SD BIOSENSOR, Inc., STANDARD F COVID-19 Ag FIA
- SD BIOSENSOR, Inc., STANDARD Q COVID-19 Ag Test
- Siemens Healthineers, CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test
- Xiamen Boson Biotech Co, Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test card
- Zhejiang Orient Gene Biotech Co.,Ltd, Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab)
Date Published: 22nd February 2021
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