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Cost-effective IgG/IgM test kit. CE Approved

E: A connection is helpful

IgG/IgM test kit available from established diagnostic laboratory with over 16 years experience. Cost effective at £6.00/test.

Have you validated this method, if so, how and what were the results of the validation?​

Yes - please see attached presentation

How quickly could this be deployed and what are the dependencies?​

Yes - timely ordering from manufacturer.

What is the likely production volume?​

~ 5m / week

What are the risks and barriers to using this at scale?​

None

Who are you already partnering with on this?

Revco Enterprises in Hong Kong

How does this fit into a tracked sample pathway?

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Jo Martin Apr 27, 2020

This is a lateral flow product that will need to go the government triage process, not a direct answer to the challenge.

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Jo Martin Apr 27, 2020

Status label added: E: For another team

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Stewart Mackie Apr 27, 2020

OK -thanks for the feedback. We've been trying to supply PPE and test kits for over a month to help the UK govt achieve it's target of 100,000 tests per day. We have a number of options from RNA testing to immediate testing (including instant population to a global heat map of COVID-19 cases for analysis) to cost-effective (£6/test) solutions. We have hit a wall of bureaucracy and gone from email address to triage team to portal to community dashboard. This equipment is available NOW and needed NOW. We have taken the corporate decision to supply the US and other European / Asian countries (in fact any country but England - we're contacting the Scottish Govt) as it is so much easier than pushing spaghetti uphill with our noses. Good luck - I hope there are some frontline healthcare professionals left when you've finished your reviews and committees.

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Bev Matthews May 3, 2020

Hello Stewart, as Jo has referred above, the route for this solution is via the .gov.uk website. That is the route for all offers of antibody tests.

Link to the page is: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-the-governme...esting-capacity

Thank you Bev

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Stewart Mackie May 3, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, Bev. I have tried the route you have mentioned and am awaiting feedback.
Just for your information, we are also the distributors for a new test kit which uses nano-wire technology to detect the actual virus rather than antigen or PCR technology. It provides a highly accurate result within 5 minutes and the results can be instantly loaded to the cloud for heat maps etc. As it detects the virus it gives a definitive result. Just wondered if this fits the criteria of this group?

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Bev Matthews Apr 29, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Bev Matthews May 3, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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