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Medriva announces availability of new COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test kits in Australia

08 April 2022 | News

New COVID-19 Medriva Rapid Antigen Test kits with very high- sensitivity now available in Australia

Image credit: prnewswire

Image credit: prnewswire

Medriva, a leading global manufacturer of COVID-19 testing and vaccination products, has announced the Australian availability of its "very-high-sensitivity" Medriva Rapid Antigen Test Kits, following recent approval by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

With a sensitivity of 95%, specificity of 99.9%, and the ability to detect all known Omicron variants, the Medriva kits are among the best on the market and are offered at a fraction of the cost of competing products.

Gurbaksh Chahal, chief executive and founder of Medriva's parent company, ProcureNet, said: "Widespread access to fast and affordable COVID-19 testing is crucial as Australia moves into flu season, and as cases of the new BA 2.2 sub-variant appear to be growing in NSW and Queensland. We are pleased to be able to support Australians' return to normal life after a challenging couple of years of lockdowns and restrictions."

Medriva, headquartered in Hong Kong, was established in 2020 by global commodities manufacturing platform, ProcureNet, in response to the urgent worldwide need for COVID-19 testing and vaccination equipment. Medriva rapidly scaled production to supply the World Health Organisation, Pan American Health Organisation, UNICEF, Health Canada, Ministero della Difesa, Sinovac and many other global public, private and not-for-profit institutions. Since its launch, Medriva has aided over 1 billion vaccinations. Production is expected to double to 2 billion in 2022, accounting for 20% of all COVID-19 vaccinations administered worldwide.

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