FDA grants EUA for RapCov rapid COVID-19 antibody test

Advaite announced today that it received FDA emergency use authorization for its RapCov point-of-care COVID-19 antibody test.

Malvern, Penn.-based Advaite’s rapid response IgG antibody test uses fingerstick whole blood in point-of-care settings and is touted as capable of providing results in 15 minutes, according to a news release.

All RapCov rapid COVID-19 test kits are manufactured and assembled at FDA-registered facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania, Advaite said.

The company plans on immediately supplying the market with its testing kits on a national scale following the FDA authorization, it said.

“This is a watershed moment in the fight against this pandemic,” Advaite CEO Karthik Musunuri said in the release. “The RapCov rapid COVID-19 test offers unique advantages in containing the virus. Advaite’s test is simple to use, provides accurate results from a drop of fingertip blood and can detect IgG antibodies t…

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