Rapid Covid-19 test by Sandyford based HiberGene gets EU approval

HiberGene Diagnostics has secured European approval for a highly accurate, low-cost, rapid test for coronavirus.

The test promises to deliver results for patients who have the Covid-19 virus within 30 minutes.

The Dublin company’s test avoids the need to send samples to big, specialised laboratories but still delivers results that are 96 per cent to 97.5 per cent accurate, in line with those produced by the most sophisticated lab tests.

The as-yet- unnamed product had received the CE certification mark required to show it meets the production standards of the European Economic Area. This follows the test's successful clinical evaluation at the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin.

HiberGene's Sandyford facility has the capacity to make 6,000 units of the tests weekly.

About Hibergene

HiberGene Diagnostics is a Dublin-based, private Irish company, that develops, manufactures and markets molecular diagnostic tests for human infectious diseases, using the LAMP (Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification) technology.

For more information see www.hibergene.com

Article Published: 21/05/2020