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FOCUS TAIWAN – CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 antibody detection kit granted emergency use authorization


Photo courtesy of Chang Gung University

Photo courtesy of Chang Gung University

Taipei, March 25 (CNA) A rapid COVID-19 antibody detection kit developed by researchers at Chang Gung University (CGU) recently received an emergency use authorization (EUA), paving the way for mass production, the university announced on Thursday.

The test kit, which was jointly developed along with Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, was authorized for use by Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 5, the university said in a statement.

According to the university, the kit uses samples of blood serum to measure the potency of neutralizing antibodies in a person who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and can produce results with 90 percent accuracy in 1.5 hours.(……more)

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