ROCHE TO LAUNCH 15- MINUTE COVID-19 TEST
Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche on Tuesday announced it would launch at the end of September, a test that detects the novel coronavirus within 15 minutes.
They said the test identifies the SARS-CoV-2 virus that has caused the global pandemic that has so far killed more than 851,000 people worldwide.
It will first be available for countries that recognize the CE mark for products sold in the European Union, but they would be urgently seeking approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Roche will launch and distribute the product in partnership with biotech company SD Biosensor Inc.