The UK government has ordered a further 20 million of our rapid coronavirus tests.
We are thrilled to be a British company supplying British-manufactured tests for COVID-19. The tests provide a result in under 30 minutes and have been validated by Public Health England (PHE), the first British test to do so. Results at the laboratory validation stage showed the tests had a sensitivity of 97.1% against high viral loads and 99.9% specificity. They have also been proven to detect the B117 variant, also known as the ‘Kent’ variant.
The Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, said:
“Rapid lateral flow tests strengthen our national response to the virus significantly, helping us to identify the around 1 in 3 people who are asymptomatic and break chains of transmission in our workplaces and communities. It is excellent to be working with a UK firm to deliver millions more of these rapid tests.”
“I am committed to bolstering onshore UK manufacturing capabilities. The brilliant work done by SureScreen, and the contribution it will make to our rapid testing programme, is another example of the home-grown talent, ingenuity and industry that exists right here in the UK.”
“It remains absolutely paramount that everyone follows the rules to stop the virus spreading further and comes forward for rapid testing where it is offered.”
You can read the government press release here.