Bosch has developed a new rapid test for its Vivalytic analyzer to detect the SARS CoV-2 pathogen. The test result is reliably determined in 39 minutes – currently no other PCR test worldwide is faster, the company says, and the new rapid test is predestined for decentralized use in mobile test centers at highway rest stops or airports. People tested can obtain a reliable result directly at the place where the sample is taken.
The CE-marked test is available in Europe with immediate effect and helps to avoid quarantine periods, relieve the burden on laboratories and make travel and work safer again: “One key to combating the corona pandemic is the rapid detection of sources of infection. That’s why it was important for us to make a much faster one possible after our first corona test, “says Dr. Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH. The PCR singleplex test, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, has a sensitivity of 98 percent and a specificity of 100 percent. It was jointly developed by the Bosch subsidiary Bosch Healthcare Solutions and the German biotechnology company R-Biopharm
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