5 companies to share $6M XPrize COVID test award

An XPrize contest to develop fast, frequent, cheap and easy-to-use COVID diagnostic tests has yielded five winners who will share the $6 million prize.

Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the prize-winning solutions are “radically affordable compared to what is currently available on the market; and are comparable to commercial offerings at measuring sensitivity, specificity and limit of detection, with a maximum turnaround time of 12 hours from sample to result,” XPrize said in a news release announcing the winners.

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