covid-19 testing kit commercial use PH
FDA APPROVES RAPID ANTIBODY TEST KITS FOR COVID-19 – Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines
Locally developed covid-19 test kit ready for commercial use
To be prioritized for manufacturing are 1,300 test kits funded by the DOST and the UP National Institutes of Health project that would accommodate 26,000 of those tests. They will be ready distributed to the following hospitals from April 4 to 25:
- Philippine General Hospital, Manila
- Makati Medical Center
- The Medical City, Pasig City
- Baguio General Hospital
- Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Cebu City
- Southern Philippines Medical Center, Davao City
The remaining kits good for 94,000 tests
will be sold by Manila HealthTek at around P1,300 per kit.
Kits currently being sold in hospitals are priced at around P8,000. (READ: Where are testing centers for coronavirus in PH?)
Field validation for the test kits are expected to be finished by Wednesday, April 1, and the Food and Drug Administration Philippines is expected to issue a certificate of product registration for these on April 3. (READ: HELL ON EARTH: The agonizing confusion over coronavirus testing in PH)
The low-cost COVID-19 testing kit made by UP scientists is ready for rollout
Manila HealthTek, Inc.
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