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11 May, 2020 - 10:49 By Tony Quested

Mologic and BioSure partner on COVID-19 antibody self-test

Mologic in Bedford and Essex business BioSure have joined forces to produce a COVID-19 antibody self-test.

The companies have global credibility having already developed, in their own right, life saving diagnostics in the areas of HIV and Ebola.

By combining Mologic’s independently verified COVID-19 lateral flow test with BioSure’s bleeding edge design, the companies have created a self-test for COVID-19 that can be used without any training required.

The partners say that the innovative technology has been proven to be extremely easy to use, requires only a fraction of a drop of blood and gives the user their own result in just 10 minutes. 

Since launching the first CE marked HIV self-test in 2015, BioSure has become a world-leading expert in self-testing.

The BioSURE COVID-19 Antibody Self-Test will be ready for mass production at the start of June. It will be available to the UK and global markets and will also be available to be directly purchased by end-consumers.

Building on a longstanding partnership, materials for all of Mologic’s COVID-19 diagnostics are being supplied to the Institut Pasteur de Dakar in Senegal who will manufacture tests for the African continent at their flagship facility diaTROPiX in Dakar.

Since March, alongside Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and St George’s, University of London, leading laboratories across the world have partnered with Mologic to rapidly iterate, improve, and validate the company’s COVID-19 diagnostic prototypes and independently assess performance.

Mark Davis, CEO, Mologic said: “Mologic is thrilled to be partnering with BioSure on this COVID-19 self-test, which will enable people to quickly and safely test for antibodies to the virus in their own home. 

“The team and our independent validation partners have worked tirelessly to develop and optimise this quality rapid diagnostic in record time and this partnership brings it one step closer getting it on the market. To all those that have contributed to this project and supported us thus far, I offer my sincere gratitude.”

Brigette Bard, CEO of BioSure added: “We are incredibly proud to announce our partnership with Mologic, the world-leading scientific researchers. 

“Our companies are very aligned in their dynamic thinking and the way we both have a strong passion to find solutions to problems. Their expertise and creativity mean that together we have an outstanding test, that everyone, everywhere, will be able to test on their own terms. 

“Our companies have already developed life-saving diagnostics across our individual product portfolios, including HIV and Ebola and jointly we can now continue to accelerate our impact by putting the test into the end users’ hands, who will get their own result while they wait.”

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