Genbody said Friday that it would launch "GenBody Influenza/COVID-19 Ag Multi," a rapid antigen diagnostic test kit for Covid-19 and influenza, in the global market.
|Genbody won export approval for GenBody Influenza/COVID-Ag Multi from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Friday.|
"The kit can simultaneously check for Covid-19 and influenza infection in just 15 minutes, and it is cheap and easy to use in the field without additional medical equipment," the company said. "Our multi-diagnosis kit can quickly distinguish the two diseases, which are similar respiratory symptoms with a high transmission rate."The company said that its test kit has won the approval from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety to test the two diseases simultaneously for the first time.
Genbody CTO Jung Jum-kyu said, "As Covid-19 is expected to continue in the foreseeable future, a prompt response is needed if an additional crisis, including the flu pandemic, approaches.”