BD launches portable, rapid point-of-care antigen test to detect SARS-CoV-2

BD Veritor™ Plus System

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a leading global medical technology company, announced July 6 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a rapid, point-of-care, SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test for use with its broadly available BD Veritor™ Plus System. This is the company’s third diagnostic test to receive EUA  by U.S. FDA for detecting COVID-19.

The launch of this new assay that delivers results in 15 minutes on an easy-to-use, highly portable instrument is critical for improving access to COVID-19 diagnostics because it enables real-time results and decision making while the patient is still onsite. The simple new assay leverages more than 25,000 BD Veritor™ instruments already used across the U.S. to immediately increase access to COVID-19 testing in frontline health care settings

The BD Veritor™ System, which is slightly larger than a cell phone, is currently in use at more than 25,000 hospitals, clinician offices, urgent care centers and retail pharmacies in all 50 U.S. states. Its one-button functionality, workflow flexibility, and ease-of-use make it an ideal solution for settings without laboratory personnel. It also offers customers real-time reporting capabilities through the BD Synapsys™ informatics solution providing them with the ability to easily report data for disease monitoring and surveillance purposes.

To learn more, visit the Becton Dickinson website.

Source: Becton Dickinson

Also see: Becton Dickinson announces FDA Emergency Use Authorization for new COVID-19 diagnostic for use in U.S.

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